Cameron is one of the only performing artists to make a practice of meeting his audience in person before his performances—often spending more than an hour before each concert shaking hands and signing autographs on the floor of a concert venue. With combined millions of hits on YouTube and numerous television, radio, and press features including CNN The Next List, CBS Sunday Morning, BBC Radio 3, ARD, ZDF, NDR Kultur, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and many others, he is the world’s most visible organist. Cameron Carpenter appears by arrangement with Columbia Artists Music, LLC. He records exclusively for Sony Classical. HEIDI STOBER, SOPRANO Stunning audiences with her sterling lyric soprano voice and incisive stage personality, American soprano Heidi Stober has established
herself as a house favorite at leading opera companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Since her critically acclaimed debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the fall of 2008, Stober has cultivated a relationship with the company, appearing in a variety of leading roles, including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Micaëla in Carmen, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in a new production of L’elisir d’amore, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Nanetta in Falstaff and Princess Ninetta in Robert Carsen’s new production of Prokofiev’s L’Amour des Trois Oranges.
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including Royal Albert Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Melbourne Town Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and many others. His first album for Telarc, the Grammy-nominated Revolutionary (2008), was followed in 2010 by the critically acclaimed full-length DVD and CD Cameron Live! Edition Peters became his publisher in 2010, beginning the ongoing release of his original works with Aria, Op. 1 (2010). His first major work for organ and orchestra, The Scandal, Op. 3, was commissioned by the Cologne Philharmonie (KölnMusic GmbH) and premiered on New Year’s Day 2011 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under the direction of Alexander Shelley. Of Cameron the composer, Die Welt’s Manuel Brug writes: “Carpenter… is proving himself to be a clever eclecticist, who understands to entertain with much finesse, and admits with a wink that he is ‘annoyed by intellectual music.’ ”
In the current season Stober returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in an international radio broadcast and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera conducted by James Levine; the role will also see her return to San Francisco Opera in a production led by Nicola Luisotti. She makes a return to Santa Fe Opera for her role debut as Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera, and debuts with Opera Philadelphia, reprising the role of Ada in Theadore Morrison’s Oscar, based on the life of Oscar Wilde. The soprano will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for further performances of Pamina, Adina, Gretel, and Ninetta. Concert appearances include a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, a return to her alma mater of Lawrence University for a recital and master class, both with pianist Craig Terry, and a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the world premiere of Stephen Hartke’s Symphony No. 4, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Having already taken to the stages of the world’s most important opera companies, Stober made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera during the 2011-12 season as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel conducted by Robin Ticciati as well as a role debut as Zdenka in Arabella conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with the Santa Fe Opera. She debuted with the San Francisco Opera to great 9