Stephanie Rhodes Russell is a renowned opera collaborator, having served on the music staff of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and Wolf Trap Opera, amongst others. She has garnered experience as a conductor, assistant conductor, prompter, chorusmaster, rehearsal pianist, diction coach and recitalist. She was selected to participate in the inaugural Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera and recently joined the Miami Summer Music Festival to conduct performances of Mozartâ€™s The Magic Flute. As a Fulbright award recipient, Ms. Rhodes spent the 2012/13 season in Moscow specializing in Russian repertoire and pronunciation for non-native singers. She was commissioned by The Dallas Opera to transliterate Tchaikovskyâ€™s Iolanta and is currently working on a book to standardize Russian diction for singers. An alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and San Franciscoâ€™s Merola Opera program, she holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Utah State University in Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance.
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