Maria Stenz (contralto) is first and foremost an actress and as such is best know for her great commitment at Teatret ved Sorte Hest in Copenhagen. Alongside this, though, she has used and developed her singing talent in a number of music drama productions. With Edith Guillaume she has appeared in the Cocteau piece The Handsome Man and the Voice (staged by Brigitte Kolerus) and two cabarets at Teatret ved Sorte Hest as well as touring productions of Love Without Stockings and Meet Me On Cassiopeia. In addition Maria Stenz has appeared in the musical Les Miserables at Østre Gasværk. Leonora Christine s Maria Stenz’s opera debut and we can thank her for the fact that the production was created at all.