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Marian Stieber - Soprano & Director of Rowan Opera Company
Marian Stieber is Professor of Voice, Chair of the Vocal Division and Director of the Opera Company at Rowan University. As a full lyric soprano she has achieved critical acclaim professionally as an opera singer, performing roles such as Mimi in La Boheme, Violetta in La Traviata, Marguerite in Faust, The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role in The Merry Widow. She has also performed as solo concert artist with the Philadelphia Singers, The Basically Bach Festival, Germantown Oratorio Society, The Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and frequently performs with The Philadelphia Singers Chorale at The Kimmel Center and at Carnegie Hall in New York. In addition, Ms. Stieber is highly regarded for her artistry and interpretive style and has presented recitals in Germany and Hungary as well as the eastern United States. Ms Stieber has been featured in numerous radio broadcasts on WHYY public radio as well as in the national PBS telecast of A Celebration of Handel and Bach. She was a finalist in many vocal competitions most notably, the Eleanor Steber Foundation Award and the Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition. Ms Stieber was former Governor of the New Jersey National Association of Teachers of Singing and as such has adjudicated many competitions. Her students have won awards at the state and national level, have been accepted at prestigious masters programs and are currently performing in the classical and musical theater fields. As a director of the Rowan Opera Company, Ms Stieber directs a full opera production each year. She has produced such works as The Magic Flute, Carmen, Albert Herring, La Clemenza di Tito, Dido and Aeneas, Suor Angelica, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Pirates of Penzance and The Merry Widow. Professionally, she has also served as vocal director for many musical theater productions including Jekyll and Hyde, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kiss Me Kate, Dames at Sea, Hair and Candide as well as for Rowan's production of Fiddler on the Roof.