Regarded for his richness of tone and infectious stage presence, Stan Lacy has made a name for himself on the stages of New York and the world in operas, concerts and recitals.
This season he premiered the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and this summer he returns to dell’Arte opera company to offer his first Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon.
Recently, Stan’s debut with Bronx Opera as Sid in Albert Herring garnered praise as “handsome” and “hot-blooded” and was heralded as a “sensual portrayal of a working class ladies’ man.” Stan was also recently heard in the role of Tarquinius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Utopia Opera of Manhattan, El Dancairo in Carmen with State Repertory Opera of New Jersey, Betto in Gianni Schicchi with Raylynmor Opera of New Hampshire, and Ping in Turandot with Metro Chamber Orchestra of New York.
At home in difficult, contemporary repertoire, Stan recently sang the part of Mittelstaedt in the American premiere of Nancy Van de Vate’s All Quiet on the Western Front. He created the role of Remo in Haim Elisha’s new serialist opera A Certain Quiet (2015). He sang Count Almaviva in Titus’ Rosina in that operas first revival in over thirty years for dell’Arte Opera in NYC. His portrayal of Judge Danforth in The Crucible helped to garner a first prize for DiCapo Opera on tour at the MezzoTV Opera festival in Szeged, Hungary.
In concert with ensembles in New York and New Jersey, Stan has sung “Elijah”, the “Liebeslieder Walzer”, and “Messiah”, as well as works of Vaughan-Williams, Howells, and Ariel Ramírez.
Recently, he has teamed with Emir Gamsızoğlu and Classical4all, bringing works of Schubert, Saint-Saëns, and Gershwin to life in unconventional venues like Caffe Vivaldi in Manhattan’s West Village. They also collaborate with actors and use multi-media formats to present works of Beethoven in a fresh light.
Stan pursued graduate studies at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Music. He has worked with such luminaries as Martina Arroyo, David Effron and Sir Collin Graham.