(San Antonio, Texas)
2018–19 Season: Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana, A Fortune-Teller in Arabella
In 2017, mezzo-soprano Jill Grove returned to San Francisco Opera to sing the role of First Maidservant in Elektra. Previous Company appearances include Madelon in Andrea Chénier and Grandmother Buryjovka in Jenůfa. She has also made recent returns to Houston Grand Opera as Ježibaba in Rusalka, the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Margret in Wozzeck, and Pittsburgh Opera as Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress. Other appearances include Klytaemnestra in Elektra at Michigan Opera Theatre and Ježibaba at New Orleans Opera. Grove is a frequent guest at the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she has also sung the Witch in Hansel und Gretel, Die Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Amneris in Aida, Erda in Götterdämmerung, and Countess Geschwitz in Lulu. At the Metropolitan Opera, her performances include Erda in Götterdämmerung and Das Rheingold, Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Madelon, Pantalis in Mefistofele, Emila in Otello, and Cornelia in Giulio Cesare. A sought-after concert soloist, Grove has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Utah Symphony, and Houston Symphony.