Stephanie Lamprea

  • Artist

Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an architect of new sounds and expressions as a performer, recitalist, curator and improviser, specializing in contemporary-classical repertoire.

Trained as an operatic coloratura, Stephanie uses her voice as a mechanism of avant-garde performance art, creating “maniacal shifts of vocal production and character… like an icepick through the skull” (composer Jason Eckardt). Her work has been described as “mercurial” by I Care If You Listen, "dynamic" by critic Steve Smith (Night After Night), and that she “sings so expressively and slowly with ever louder and higher-pitched voice, that the inclined listener [has] shivers down their back and tension flows into the last row." ( She has received awards from the Concert Artist Guild, St. Botolph Club Foundation, the John Cage Orgel Stiftung in Halberstadt, Germany, and the Puffin Foundation. Stephanie was a featured TEDx Speaker
for TEDxWaltham: Going Places.

Stephanie devours mammoth works of virtuosity and extended techniques with ease and creative insight, singing with an entire spectrum of vocal colors (including operatic style, straight tone, sputters and throat noises) and performing in the classical, jazz, avant-garde and interdisciplinary fields. She has performed as a soloist at Roulette Intermedium, Constellation Chicago, National Sawdust, Shapeshifter Lab, Miller Theater at Columbia University, the Slipper Room, Park Avenue Armory, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the Re:Sound Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked with Wavefield Ensemble, Ekmeles, So Percussion, Talujon, Guerrilla Opera, Boston Art Song Society, and the Original Gravity Concert Series. Stephanie is pursuing a Doctor of Performing Arts degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the supervision of composer and zoo-musicologist Dr. Emily Doolittle, and co-supervised by Dr. Laura Gonzalez and Jean Sangster.