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“A formidable display of vocal power and dramatic assurance,” mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel is poised for international stardom, having already performed at almost all the leading opera companies in the U.S.

This season, Ms. Nansteel makes her house début singing Azucena in Il trovatore with Opera Colorado, returns to Los Angeles Opera as Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette and Dayton Opera as Amneris in Aida, sings the role of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in White Snake Project’s world premiere production of Is This America?, and joins Minnesota Opera for their Glam Jam Gala. 

Last season, Nansteel had house débuts with Los Angeles Opera as Aunt Lou in Highway 1, USA and The Atlanta Opera as Roßweiße in Die Walküre, in addition to performing the roles of Azucena in Il trovatore with Opera Santa Barbara and Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel with Opera San Antonio. As a concert soloist, Nansteel was seen with the Utah Symphony in performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and act three of Wozzeck, she joined the American Symphony Orchestra as the Israelitish Man in Handel’s Judas Maccabeus under Mo. Leon Botstein, and she appeared in the world premiere of Joel Thompson’s Fire and Blue Sky commissioned by Russell Thomas for Los Angeles Opera.



"...provides intense focus and sharp characterization..." – Opera News

Cold Mountain – “Deborah Nansteel provides intense focus and sharp characterization as the runaway slave who frees Inman from a chain gang.”


"...a decorous presence and an emotive vibrato...” – The New York Times

In Their Footsteps – “In a Mahler song and the spiritual ‘On Ma Journey Now,’ the mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel had a decorous presence and an emotive vibrato.”


"...a rising singer to watch...” – Washington Classical Review

La fille du régiment – “In her opening aria, Nansteel’s voice had presence and beauty from the bottom range to a steely top, once again proving her to be a rising singer to watch.”


"...a formidable display of vocal power..." – San Francisco Gate

Don Carlo – “…mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, in a formidable display of vocal power and dramatic assurance as Princess Eboli.”


" mezzo tone and touchingly sympathetic..." – Chicago Classical Review

Madama Butterfly – “Deborah Nansteel was a wonderful Suzuki, singing with rich mezzo tone and touchingly sympathetic, reflecting every twist and turn of the plot in her movements and facial expressions.”


"...powerhouse mezzo-soprano..." – Washington Classical Review

Faust – “As Dame Marthe, Deborah Nansteel deployed a powerhouse mezzo-soprano to provide solidity in the Act III quartet, also adding much-needed humor in her amorous pursuit of Méphistophélès.”


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