2015–16 Season: Micaëla in Carmen
2016–17 Season: Mimì in La Bohème
Soprano Erika Grimaldi is making her San Francisco Opera debut as Micaëla in Carmen. This past year her 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 recently 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 Desdeomona in Otello, Maria in Simon Boccanegra, and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro. She is scheduled to appear next season with San Francisco Opera as Mimì in La Bohème.