2016–17 Season: Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chénier
Since her triumphant debut at the 2013 Salzburg Festival, Anna Pirozzi is one of the leading sopranos of the Italian dramatic repertory and is making her San Francisco Opera debut as Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chénier. Her recent schedule has included Tosca in Turin, Astana, Leipzig, and Berlin (Deutsche Oper); Abigaille (Nabucco) in Florence, Sanxay, Leipzig, Valencia, and Verona; her debut at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples in Cavalleria Rusticana; Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in Macerata as well as collaborations with Maestro Riccardo Muti on her acclaimed Salzburg Abigaille and role debut of Elvira in Ernani at Rome Opera in December 2013.
Recent engagements led the Italian soprano to La Scala in the role of Lucrezia Contarini in I Due Foscari alongside Plácido Domingo, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Leonora in Il trovatore, the Bavarian State Opera as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera conducted by Zubin Mehta, to Turin (Aida), Bilbao (Elisabetta in Roberto Devereux), and Rome (Tosca). Engagements of the 2016-17 season include Madrid (Macbeth), La Scala (Nabucco), Valencia (I vespri siciliani), Monte-Carlo (Nabucco), Bilbao (Andrea Chénier), Turin (Macbeth), Naples (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Piacenza (La Wally).