A native of Poland, Aleksandra Kurzak makes her San Francisco Opera debut in a role she has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala, and in Parma, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Toulouse. In 2004 she made her debuts at the Met with Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden with Aspasia (Mitridate, Re di Ponto). She has since returned to the Met as Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Covent Garden as Norina (Don Pasquale), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Matilde (Matilde di Shabran), Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia), and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia). Other career highlights include the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) at the Berlin State Opera; Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia) at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera; Adina and Rosina at the Vienna State Opera; Norina (Don Pasquale) in Palermo; Blonde with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Violetta (La Traviata) in Turin; Adina in Valencia; the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Seattle Opera; Susanna at Madrid’s Teatro Real; and Rosina at the Arena di Verona, among others. Between 2001 and 2007, Kurzak was a member of the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera. Recent and upcoming engagements include Violetta in Frankfurt and Warsaw; Adina and Susanna at Covent Garden; Adina, Susanna, and the title role of La Fille du Régiment in Vienna, Susanna and Adele (Le Conte Ory) at La Scala, Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Gilda at the Met, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) in Los Angeles, and Gilda in Zurich.