The Ukrainian-American soprano Stefania Dovhan was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the age of five, Dovhan began taking piano lessons, and sang in the Youth Choir at the Kyiv State Conservatory. Her formal vocal training started in the USA at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Miss Dovhan holds degrees from the University of Maryland College Park and the Augsburg Academy of Music in Germany. Stefania Dovhan is a recipient of numerous Performing Arts Scholarships and awards including the Richard F. Gold Career Grant; the first prize in the Emmerich Smola Competition; the finalist of the Placido Domingo Operalia Competition, the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competitionin in Vienna and the Alexander Girardi International Singing Competition in Coburg. Winner of the local and regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions; the Gold Medalist in the Rosa Ponselle “Young Classical Singers” competition; third prize winner of the International Vocal Competition for Operatic Artists in Bulgaria.
Her engagements include the Royal Opera House in London, the New York City Opera, the Baltimore Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, Spoleto Music Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, Knoxville Opera, Theater Hagen, Badisches Staatstheater, Saarländisches State Theater and others. Her repertoire includes nearly 30 roles such as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Violetta in La Traviata, Liu in Turandot, Marguerite in Faust, Louise in Louise, Cleopatra in Julio Cesare.
Dovhan has given solo recitals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Salzburg (Austria), Augsburg (Germany), and Kyiv (Ukraine).