A graduate of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) and Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, soprano Marcy Stonikas is a recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshanna Foundation, as well as a winner of the George London Foundation Vocal Competition and First Prize Winner in the Wagner Division of the Gerda Lissner Foundational Vocal Competition. She is an alumna of the Young Artist Program at Seattle Opera. In the 2022-23 Season, Ms. Stonikas returns to the Metropolitan Opera, making her company stage debut as Convict while covering the leading role of Ekaterina in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Her notable operatic engagements include the title roles in Turandot, Fidelio, and Ariadne auf Naxos, Turn of the Screw (Miss Jessel), and Hansel and Gretel (Gertrude) in multiple appearances with Seattle Opera; Elektra (Chrysothemis) with Minnesota Opera; and The Flying Dutchman (Senta) with Cincinnati Opera.