2018–19 Season: Zdenka, Arabella; Angelica, Orlando
2019–20 Season: Gretel, Hansel and Gretel
Heidi Stober made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Sophie in Werther and has since returned as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Atalanta in Xerxes, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Nannetta in Falstaff, Magnolia Hawks in Show Boat, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Norina in Don Pasquale, and Zdenka in Arabella. Recent highlights for the American soprano include Oeipe in Antigone at Dutch National Opera; Cleopatra in Julius Caesar and multiple roles in the world premiere of The House without a Christmas Tree at Houston Grand Opera; and with Deutche Opera Berlin as Micaela in Carmen, Pamina, Oscar, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Since her 2008 debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stober has cultivated a long-standing relationship with that company with credits also including Adina in a new production of L’Elisir d’Amore, Marguerite in Faust, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. Other notable engagements include Gretel, Pamina, and Oscar at the Metropolitan Opera, Adina at the Vienna State Opera, the title role of Semele for Garsington Opera, the title role of Alcina at Semperoper Dresden, Valencienne in The Merry Widow with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Ada in the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar at Santa Fe Opera. Future plans include Dalinda in Ariodante with Lyric Opera of Chicago and her role debut as Angelica in Orlando with San Francisco Opera.