Collegiate Faculty


Marcie Stapp Lyric Diction

Marcie Stapp, author of The Singer’s Guide to Languages, is a well-known vocal coach, accompanist and translator whose operatic translations are performed by leading music schools and professional companies across the country. She taught English and French at the Mangold Institute in Madrid, served as conductor/coach for the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Curtis Institute of Music, Indiana University, the Mozart Opera Studies Institute in Austria, Japan’s Osaka College of Music and Sakai City Opera, the Gernot-Heindl Opera Studio of Munich, San Francisco Opera Center and Hawaii Opera Theatre, among others. Stapp has accompanied the master classes of Margaret Harshaw, Renato Capecchi, Max Rudolf, Jess Thomas and Gerhard Hüsch and has appeared in recital with members of the Metropolitan, San Francisco and New York City opera companies. The Metropolitan Opera’s renowned diction coach Nico Castel selected her as the editor of his popular Opera Libretti Series, and the two collaborate annually on the Castel-Stapp Master Classes in San Francisco.