Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Stacy Eckert

Mezzo-soprano Stacy Eckert has performed throughout the United States and Europe. With a “stunning voice” she brings “vocal and physical fire” to her performances.  Locally, she has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theatre, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Midwest Youth Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, and The Chicago Ensemble, among others. Ms. Eckert made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ Elektra in 1995.

Her operatic repertoire includes Carmen, Regina, Die Walküre, Cosi fan tutte, and Cavalleria Rusticana.  In concert, she has been in demand as soloist for numerous works including Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, and Mahler’s Second and Third Symphonies.

A member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Chorus, Ms. Eckert continues work as a soloist. Upcoming performances include a recital with The Chicago Ensemble, and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with Evanston Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Stacy Eckert earned degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Illinois (Urbana).  She then studied with Karen Brunssen and Tom Wikman.

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