Meet the Anduris
Dramatic soprano Stefanie Anduri is passionate about bringing to life the stories of human struggle and oppression, with a special fondness for music written during and about the Holocaust. Stefanie is a pedagogically acute and highly intuitive teacher who infuses deep contextual meaning into her voice lessons, academic classes, and vocal workshops. On the operatic stage, this passion has been clearly felt by audiences in her portrayals of Krystyna Zwulska in Jake Heggie’s Another Sunrise and Farewell Auschwitz, Elle in Francis Poulenc’s La Voix humaine, Giorgetta in Giacomo Puccini’s Il Tabrro, Santuzza in Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue, and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro among others.
Anduri’s desire to use her voice as a tool for engendering empathy, compassion, and understanding has spawned her deep exploration of concert works and art songs spanning a wide swath of vocal and musical styles. After singing both the classical and Middle Eastern chant solos in Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater, she found further opportunities to convey the human experience in musical theatre, jazz, and contemporary classical works that call for non-traditional techniques. Her artistic output as a co-founder of Art Song Colorado has led to concert engagements with the Western Colorado Concert Series, the Blue Sage Concert Series, the Opera Fort Collins Guild, and the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild.
Her performance career spans three decades and three continents. She is a regular soloist with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and Western Colorado Chorale, and has sung on stages in South Korea, Germany, Italy, and across the US, most notably as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in 2017.
Dr. Anduri holds a DMA in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Southern Mississippi, an MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Florida, and a BM in Vocal Performance from Colorado State University. She is the co-founder of Sing For Your Lives, a music advocacy and performance coaching organization that empowers singers, performing artists, and music educators to utilize their gifts to their fullest capacity in order to make the world a better place.
Bass-baritone Graham Anduri has been praised for his emotionally authentic portrayals of a wide cross-section of characters, from villains to buffoons, from lovers to flawed heroes. A great portion of his work has been as an interpreter of Mozart and bel canto characters, such as Der Sprecher and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore, and Alidoro in La Cenerentola. The depth and dramatic timbre in Anduri’s voice have lent a convincing characterization to late Romantic and Verismo operas as well, including Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabrro, Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, and Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, along with comprimario roles in Madama Butterfly and I Pagliacci. Anduri finds deep expressive potential in the works of American opera composers. Favorite roles from this oeuvre include Blitch from Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Tom/John from Henry Mollicone’s The Face on the Barroom Floor, King Melchior in Giancarlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Manfred from Jake Heggie’s dramatic song cycle Farewell Auschwitz. In 2022 he will be singing Daddy Lowell/Mr. Floyd in the stage debut of Clint Borzoni's The Copper Queen.
Graham enjoys exploring the impact of music through a wide lens. With over 50 roles in opera, musical theatre, and oratorio productions, Graham is primarily a performer of classical styles, but he also dabbles in musical theatre, jazz, and rock. Naturally an educator, he also finds great fulfillment as a choral conductor and opera director.
Graham also finds immense creative expression through the storytelling medium of art song. His self-staged and dramatized performance of Schubert’s Winterreise titled “The Hero’s Winter Journey” re-imagined the story of the sorrowful wanderer as one of transformation and rebirth. Anduri’s affinity for Russian art song led him to publish a performer’s guide to Mussorgsky’s final cycle, Songs and Dances of Death as his DMA dissertation. As a co-founder of the concert series organization Art Song Colorado, he has enjoyed curating and performing in concerts that provide socially relevant programming that weaves together both classic and modern repertoire to tell the stories of humanity.
Together with his wife Stefanie, he co-founded a performance coaching and music advocacy organization called Sing For Your Lives, which promotes the cultural importance of the arts and the empowerment of performing artists. Anduri has a DMA in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Southern Mississippi, an MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Florida, and a BME in Vocal Music Education from Colorado State University.