Mezzo-soprano Sandra Stringer, is a graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of British Columbia. Sandra has been a featured soloist with orchestras, opera companies, and chamber ensembles in Canada and Europe. A member of the teaching faculty at the University of Lethbridge since 2008, Sandra maintains a full voice studio with many of her students continuing on to graduate studies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. With a strong background in opera, she has lent her directing and conducting talents to the University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop, she is a past director of the University of Lethbridge Women’s Chorus, and she is a regular instructor at the Southern Alberta Vocal Experience (SAVE) summer program. Sandra has been heard in recital in Lethbridge, and she has appeared in several performances with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Musaeus String Quartet.
Sandra is currently the Studio Coordinator for the Department of Music.
Research and Performance
Sandra's Doctoral Thesis, Melodrama in the 1950s: A New Production of Francis Poulenc’s La Voix humaine, explores the development/performance of an informed production that considers the type of drama and the time in which the opera was composed. It focuses on in-depth examinations of the opera versus Cocteau’s play, the recurring musical motifs, and the conclusion that the opera is an example of melodrama; analysis of the colour film melodramas of Douglas Sirk from the 1950s inspired the production.
Cherubino, Elizabeth Proctor, Hansel, Dido, Prince Orlofsky, Meg Page, Olga
The Old Maid and the Thief, A Hand of Bridge, La Canterina, Amahl and the Night Visitors
Other areas of research
Art song recital
Foreign language diction