Music Alumni


Music Alumni of the 1970's

Meredith Parsons McComb '75, mezzo-soprano

Has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and in France, England, Holland, Germany, and Israel. Her long love-affair with the music of Gustav Mahler has included performances of Das Lied von der Erde at Lincoln Center and a national radio broadcast of Rückerlieder in Germany. She has been on the faculty of the National Music Camp, Interlochen, and gives Master Classes for young professional singers. Largely retired from the stage in favor of life on Lake George in the Adirondacks, she and Dr. Emory Fanning have begun giving recitals together. Meredith and her husband David are avid Tempest sailors, and three-time North American champions.

Andrew Wentzel '73, bass-baritone

Has made several trips to the Metropolitan Opera stage, and has built up a long list of credits around the country in roles like Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust, and The Merchant, Beauty's father, in Stephen Oliver's Beauty and the Beast, with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis (Mo). His debut on the Metropolitan Opera stage in the role of Verona in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette was in 1986.


Music Alumni of the 1980's

Stephanie Houtzeel '87

The mezzo-soprano was born in Germany and grew up in Wayland Mass.In 1990 she began studies with Edward Zambara at the New England Conservatory and continued her studies with him at the Juilliard School, where she received a Masters of Music Degree in 1996. Upon completing her studies in New York, Stephanie moved to Europe and in August 1997 made her professional operatic debut as Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte at the Opera Festival in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Since September 1997 Stephanie has been engaged at the Landestheater Linz in Linz, Austria. In October 1997 she made her New York recital debut in Alice Tully Hall as part of Juilliard's Vocal Arts Debut Award. Concert appearances include a critically acclaimed performance of the mezzo-soprano solo's in Mahler's Third Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, Bach's oratorio works in the historic Bach-Thomaskirche in Leipzig, as well as guest soloist appearances with members of the Chamber Music society of Lincoln Center, the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society, Musicians from Marlboro and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble.

Juliet Lambert '86

Vocalist/actress: Since leaving college, she has entertained audiences around the world with her performances as a professional singer and actress, appearing in shows on and off Broadway, on tour and regionally. Most recently Ms. Lambert completed a year and a half in the role of Fantine in Les Miserables on Broadway. She also had roles in the Broadway productions of Stephen Sondheim's Passion in 1994 and Meet Me in St. Louis in 1989. On tour, she appeared for a year in 1995 in Kiss of the Spider Woman with Chita Rivera, and in 1992 in the Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber with Michael Crawford, which took her to Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Juliet has performed with Julie Andrews in Putting It Together, an off-Broadway production at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and with Olympic gold medallist Greg Louganis in a regional production of the musical Cinderella. Her recordings include Passion, Meet Me in St. Louis, Strike Up the Band, and the soundtrack of Baseball, Ken Burns' documentary.