Cybele Gouverneur made her San Francisco Opera debut as Alisa in 2008’s Lucia di Lammermoor and returned as Schwertleite (Die Walküre) in the 2011 Ring cycle. The Venezuelan-American mezzo-soprano was a principal artist in residence at Opera San José from 2007 to 2009, where she has performed the role of Alisa in addition to the title role of Carmen, Charlotte (Werther), Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Maddalena (Rigoletto), among others. Other roles in her repertoire include the title role of Massenet’s Chérubin, A Minsk Woman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, Cherubino in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, and Dorabella (Cosìfan tutte). Gouverneur has been a young artist at the Caramoor International Music Festival; the Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy; and the New York Vocal Institute. She is an alumna of the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, and the University of Houston.