Stephanie Marx, soprano, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she completed a master’s degree in opera performance. In August 2015, Ms. Marx was seen as the Countess in the Tidewater Opera Initiative’s summer production of The Marriage of Figaro. She will be performing in the Cantabile Project’s 2015/2016 season, including Mahler Liederabend and Songbirds Always Eat: A Recital for Foodies. In addition to performing as a soloist, Ms. Marx also regularly performs with the Virginia Chorale and Virginia Opera Chorus. Past performances include concert appearances as a soprano soloist with the Scottsdale Symphony in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and with the Mesa Symphony in a performance of Handel’s Messiah. Operatic performances include Mimi in La Bohème at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, TX, Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites and Micaela in Bizet’s La Tragedie de Carmen, both with the Sarah and Ernest Butler Opera Center at UT. In 2005, Ms. Marx had the opportunity to sing the First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Pamina in the children’s opera tour of Little Flute with Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, AR. During her studies at the University of Texas at Austin, she had the opportunity to participate in several master classes, most notably with distinguished artists, Renée Fleming and Grace Bumbry, both in 2006. In 2006, Ms. Marx was also semi-finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition as well as a District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the southwest region. Ms. Marx has also been a finalist in the Palm Springs Opera Competition, NATSAA, and has also received several First Place awards from the NATS organization.