Stacy Eckert combines her full, warm mezzo voice with a stunning stage presence of ". . .considerable vocal and physical fire . . ." Ms. Eckert debuted her first Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in 2009. Other roles include Waltraute in Die Walkure; the title role in Bizet's Carmen in numerous productions as well as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Flora in La Traviata, Guiletta in Les contes d' Hoffman, and the tiele role of Regina. As a concert soloist Ms. Eckert's vast concert repertory includes Verdi's Requiem, Bernstien's Jeremiah Symphony, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Mozart's Grosse Masse in C minor; K. 427 and Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, and the major role of the Angel in Elgar's Dream of Gerontius. She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Sioux City Symphony, The Springfield (MA) Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Eckert has worked with many conductors including Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Bruno Barteletti, Daniel Hege, Kevin Rhodes and Markand Thakar, as well as such local conductors as Steven Larson, Stene Alltop, Barbara Schubert, Peter Lipari, Duain Wolfe, and Fr. Dennis Schafer, o.f.m.
Ms. Eckert sang the part of "Clare" in Fr. Robert M. Hutmacher's Dialogue of Francis and Clare at the Basilica di Santa maira degli Angeli in Itlay (2004), Notre Dame Church, Chicago, and St. Peter's Church in the Loop, Chicago (2005) and at Dominican University Performing Arts Center, River Forest, Illinois (2009).