Stephanie Kruskol Batchelder, soprano

Stephanie Kruskol Batchelder is a soprano based in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Most recently, she appeared as Suor Dolcina in the Singers’ Theatre of Washington’s production of Suor Angelica, and was the soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria in Herndon, Virginia. Other operatic roles include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with the Lakes Region Opera Company in New Hampshire, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Despina in Così fan tutte. She was the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Jerry Ascione’s piece entitled One Hundred Eighty-Seven with the New England Wind Symphony. She has been a prize-winner in such competitions as Capitol Region Opera Idol and the Just Love to Sing! Opera Competition, the latter of which awarded her a fully sponsored art song recital in New Hampshire. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded a merit scholarship. Stephanie was also the recipient of the Azalia H. Thomas Prize and the Charles P. Sachs Conservatory Scholarship. Additionally, she has performed in master classes with Dominic Cossa and acclaimed director Peter Kazaras.