Mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott made her San Francisco Opera debut as Flosshilde in Das Rheingold (2008) and returned as the Second Secretary in Nixon in China (2012). She garnered critical acclaim in 2006 when she created the role of Ellen in Berkeley Opera‘s production of Suprynowicz’s Chrysalis. She has performed roles in Der Ring des Niebelungen with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Hawaii Opera Theater and Indianapolis Opera. She has appeared at Lyric Opera of Chicago in a wide array of roles including the title role of Carmen, The Schoolboy (Lulu), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), the Second Lady (The Magic Flute), and Mrs. Hayes (Susannah). Other notable credits include Sonyetka (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) at Canadian Opera Company; Maddalena (Rigoletto) at Tulsa Opera, Opera Grand Rapids and Canadian Opera Company; Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann) at Portland Opera; Tisbe (La Cenerentola) at the Hong Kong Music Festival; Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) at Arizona Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater and St. Petersburg Opera, Second Secretary (Nixon in China) San Diego Opera; and the Mother (The Consul) at Opera Santa Barbara.