The Royal Conservatory The Glenn Gould School

Stephanie Bogle

Voice; Stagecraft and Acting

Stephanie Bogle is one of Canada's foremost sopranos. She has performed to widespread acclaim on opera stages throughout the world, including those of Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Her oratorio and concert work are equally distinguished.

Stephanie’s exceptional technical and interpretive abilities are well known, and critics have consistently lauded her ravishing quality of voice, soaring upper register, graceful and easy coloratura, and rich expression. "Her soprano is staggering," notes the Charlotte Observer. "Her touching voice is equally prepossessing in the lyric as well as the dramatic parts" (Badische Zeitung). "She has the ability to project emotion with unaffected grace and ease" (Toronto Star). "She has demonstrated an incredible higher voice expertise and immense ability" (Kultur Umschau). "Her voice is fluid in all registers; and as Donna Anna she gave the best singing performance of the evening: clear and precisely sung, rich in expression; exactly Mozart" (Frankfurter Rundschau). "She has been noted for her rapturous expression and vocal steadiness" (The Globe and Mail). "Singing Magda, she displayed a voice that was gorgeous with a secure ringing top, fully expressive middle register, and beautiful phrasing throughout" (Opera Canada).

The recipient of a Canada Council grant, Stephanie began her European career with the Kammeroper Schoenbrun Festival in Vienna. Thereafter, she was immediately engaged to sing in the opera houses of Germany, including Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Essen, Mannheim Frankfurt, and Hamburg. She went on to sing on the opera and concert stages of France, Italy, Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Stephanie has amassed an extensive operatic repertoire. She received recognition as Marguerite in Faust, which she sang opposite Jerome Hines and repeated in a film version for Opera Hamilton. At L'Opera de Nice, she was acclaimed for her Alicia Ford in Falstaff, which she sang opposite Louis Quilico. She returned to Nice with great success for repeat engagements as the Countess in Le Comte Ory with Maestro Campanello and John Cox, and as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. Stephanie's Desdemona was recorded for the CBC radio and film production of Otellowith Jon Vickers. Other acclaimed roles have included Violetta in La Traviata, Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.

Stephanie made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1991, creating the role of Angie in the world premiere of American composer Robert DeGaetano's opera Moneta. She was engaged for a second world premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1995, where she sang DeGaetano's Four Shakespearean Sonnets. In addition, she is featured as soprano soloist in an internationally released film version of Bach's Magnificat. She replaced Dame Joan Sutherland as Ophelie in a Canadian Opera Gala Concert of Thomas's Hamlet, and has worked with such well-known conductors as Franz Paul Decker, Sir David Willcocks, Carlo Felice Cillario, Alfredo Camponella, Franco Mannino, and Klaus Weise. Stephanie was acclaimed for her interpretation of bel canto roles such as Imogene in Il Pirata and Giovanna in Giovanna D'Arco and has made a recording of bel canto arias with the CJRT Radio Orchestra. She can also be heard on the soundtrack of Golden Girl, a film about Olympic athlete Silken Laumann.

At home in Canada, Stephanie has also performed with most major companies including the Calgary Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera in Concert, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera Hamilton, Pacific Opera, and Opera Lyra Ottawa. As well, she has performed coast to coast with symphonies including those in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, the National Arts Centre Ottawa, Halifax, Newfoundland, and many more. As a soloist, Stephanie has performed with many choral groups including the Orpheus Choir, Mendelssohn Choir, Isler Singers, Ottawa Choral Society, London Fanshawe Chorus, Bach Elgar Choir, Tudor Singers of Montreal, and Choral Federation Concert. She has delighted audiences at such festivals as the Sharon Festival, Algoma Festival, Guelph Spring Festival, and at many performances across Atlantic Canada and southern Ontario.

Following her passion for music and arts education, Stephanie founded her own company, Creative Artist Productions (CAP), in 1995. CAP is dedicated not only to providing Canadian singers with vocal instruction of the highest quality, but also to offer a wider range of professional training and more performance opportunities.

Professor Bogle can be reached through e-mail at: stephanie.bogle@rcmusic.ca