2018–19 Season: Zdenka in Arabella, Angelica in Orlando
Heidi Stober made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Sophie (Werther) and has since returned as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Atalanta (Xerxes), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Nannetta (Falstaff), Magnolia Hawks (Show Boat), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), and Norina (Don Pasquale). The American soprano’s recent engagements include Oscar, Pamina, and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) with the Metropolitan Opera; Marguerite (Faust), Pamina, Susanna, Gretel, Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), and Micaëla (Carmen) with Deutsche Oper Berlin; and Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera) and Zdenka (Arabella) with the Santa Fe Opera. As a principal artist with Deutsche Oper Berlin, her other engagements with that company have included Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Oscar, Ninette (L'Amour des Trois Oranges), Ascagne (Les Troyens), and Roggiero (Tancredi). Stober is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and her credits at Houston Grand Opera encompass Cleopatra (Julius Caesar), Musetta (La Bohème), Atalanta, Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Norina, Susanna, the Rose (Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince), La China in the world premiere of Daniel Catán’s Salsipuedes, and Miss Thompson / Helen Mills / Adelaide Mills in the world premiere of The House without a Christmas Tree by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek. Other career highlights include La Folie and Thalie (Platée), Tigrane (Radamisto), Musetta, and Ada Leverson in the world premiere of Morrison’s Oscar with the Santa Fe Opera; Ada Leverson with Opera Philadelphia; Anne Trulove (The Rake's Progress) with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; Poppea (Agrippina) with New York City Opera; Morgana (Alcina) in Santiago, Chile; Aminta (Il Re Pastore) with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; and Leïla (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) at Opera Colorado.