“The evening belonged to Stéphanie d’Oustrac who was born to play Carmen.” So wrote the reviewer from artsdesk.com when the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano lit up the stage in her 2015 Glyndebourne Festival portrayal of the sultry siren. Recent triumphs include her debut in Werther (Charlotte) in May 2018 at the Opéra national de Lorraine, and in early 2019, in Les Troyens (Cassandre) in the Opéra national de Paris’s new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov. In addition to the title role of Carmen at The Dallas Opera in 2018, career highlights include Theodora (Irene) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (DVD Erato), the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. At Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala, she appeared to great acclaim in L’heure espagnole (Concepcion) and L’enfant et les sortilèges (la Chatte, l’Ecureuil). Ms. d’Oustrac appears regularly as a featured artist at the world’s most prestigious opera houses and festivals including the Glyndebourne Festival, Opéra national de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Salzburg Festival, Opernhaus Zürich, Aix-en-Provence’s Festival, Teatro Real in Madrid, and more. Acclaimed for her arresting stage presence as well as her beautiful voice and diverse repertoire, Ms. d’Oustrac is the great grandniece of Francis Poulenc.