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Born in Minnesota, Ms. Stottler is a graduate (cum laude) of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She was a member of the Paul J. Christiansen Concert Choir, and appeared in several dramatic theater productions: "Lion in Winter" (Eleanor), "Romeo and Juliet" (Nurse), "Little Mary Sunshine" (Ernestine von Liebedich).
Moving to New York City, Ms. Stottler studied voice for over 20 years with David Adams. Her repertoire coaches include: Bill Hicks, Nico Castel, Joan Dorneman, and Jeff Goldberg. Ms. Stottler studied acting at the East Bank School and the Actor's Studio.
She made her European Opera début singing Abigaille in Verdi's "Nabucco," with Maestro Alain Lombard at the Palaise di Congre in Strasbourg, France. Since that production she has reprised the role with the Quebec Opera (Quebec, Canada), Teatro Municipale (Cordoba, Spain), Las Palmas Opera, at the Alfredo Krause Music Center (Las Palmas, Spain), and Atlanta Opera (Atlanta, Georgia).
Ms. Stottler has had the opportunity to have inaugerated two opera houses: Harrison Opera House (Norfolk, Virginia) and The Hong Kong Opera House (Hong Kong, China); in the role that has become her signature role, "Turandot" (Turandot). She has sung this role at the Metropolitan Opera (New York, New York), Staatsoper (Wien, Austria), Teatro Bologna (Bologna, Italy), La Maestranza (Seville, Spain), Teatro Municipale (Santiago, Chile), San Francisco Opera (San Francisco, California), Cincinnati Opera (Cincinatti, Ohio), and also in the Forbidden City of Beijing, China, with Maestro Zubin Mehta, which can be seen in the documentary, "The Turandot Project."
Other roles she has sung with success are Ariadne in "Ariadne auf Naxos," Frau in "Die Frau ohne Schatten," Amelia in "Ballo in Maschera," Aida in "Aida," Odabella in "Attila," Lady Macbeth in "Macbetto," Sieglinde in "Die Walküre," in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.
Her concert events include "Requiem" by Verdi, Mahler's "Eighth Symphony," Rossini's "Stabat Mater," and Wagner's "Götterdämmerung." In her adopted country, Denmark, she has sung concertized programs that include Verdi, Strauss, Puccini, and Wagner. The most memorable event, to date, was with the Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Mehta.