2016–17 Season: Mimì in La Bohème
Soprano Erika Grimaldi made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2016 as Micaëla in Carmen. Her recent appearances have included the title role of Giovanna d'Arco at La Scala, Mimì in La Bohème at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, and Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore at Deutsche Oper Berlin. She also joined Jonas Kaufmann in a scene from Il Trovatore on the tenor’s all-Verdi CD for Sony Classical. Grimaldi has frequently performed at the Teatro Regio di Torino under the baton of its music director Gianandrea Noseda, including the roles of Desdemona in Otello, Maria in Simon Boccanegra, and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.