Stella Papatheodorou is a talented young opera singer and educator. As a voice student of great opera singers such as Diana Soviero and Rita Shane, Stella has performed under the direction of great conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, and Alan Gilbert of the New York Philharmonic. A veteran chorister, she has performed at Carnegie Hall and at the esteemed Salzburg Festival in Austria with the Collegiate Choral. As a soloist, she has portrayed diverse characters and styles ranging from the Fifth Maid in Elektra by Strauss with Create Opera to Maria in West Side Story at the Mannes Concert Hall. A graduate of Mannes College, The New School for Music, with a Master’s degree in vocal performance, Stella has taught both individuals and groups at a variety of ages. She has a warm and nurturing teaching style that reflects her skill and her passion for the performing arts.