Australian soprano Miriam Gordon-Stewart recently returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for performances of Gertrude in Hänsel und Gretel, conducted by Donald Runnicles. In 2015, she performed Beethoven 9 and Marie in Act 3 of Wozzeck, conducted by David Robertson. Gordon-Stewart has recently co-founded Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville, VA, where she holds the position of Artistic Director. She will debut for VHO in 2016 as The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.
In 2013, Gordon-Stewart triumphed as Alice in Falstaff for Korean National Opera- the production was broadcast nationally on KBS TV.
In 2011-12, Miriam revived her acclaimed interpretation of Rosine Kampf in Le Bal at the Châtelet. She returned to Hamburg as Betty Joy in Bliss. Miriam also made her role debut as Suor Angelica in Sebastian Baumgarten’s Premiere of Il Trittico at the Niedersächsische Staatsoper, Hannover. She made her role debut as Leonore (Fidelio) for State Opera if South Australia in 2012, and reprised the role in 2013 in Kassel.
Described in the French press as “phenomenal” and “a genuine singer-actress” for her Chatelet debut, she was a resident soloist with the Hamburg Staatsoper from 2005-2009. There her roles included Jenůfa in Jenůfa, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Micaëla in Carmen, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Elettra in Idomeneo, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Bohème, Liù in Turandot, Arabella in Arabella, Freia in Das Rheingold and Helmwige in Die Walküre in the Premiere of Hamburg’s new Ring Cycle.
Guest engagements have taken her to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Alice, Mannheim National Theatre and Staatstheater Kassel as Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Elsa in Lohengrin, Graz and Wuppertal Opera as Arabella, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Ms. Gordon-Stewart presented Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes and the title role of Tosca at the Bremerhaven Opera and Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony in Lisbon. Ms Gordon-Stewart has had further concert engagements in Kassel, with the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon and with the Dresden Philharmonic singing Britten’s War Requiem.
As a member of Opera Australia in Sydney from 2001 to 2005, Ms. Gordon-Stewart starred as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Eva, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw, Rosalinde and Mimi. She also collaborated with Simone Young and Orchestra Victoria in a live broadcast of Strauss’s Four Last Songs.
In 2009, Gordon-Stewart made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Helmwige under the baton of Christian Thielemann. She also was praised as “dramatically phenomenal” (- Frankfurter Rundschau) in the challenging lead role of Rosine Kampf in the World Premiere of Oscar Strasnoy’s Le Bal in Hamburg, where she also appeared as Hanna Glawari in Die lustige Witwe.