2018–19 Season: Nedda, Pagliacci
2019–20 Season: Title role, Manon Lescaut
Soprano Lianna Haroutounian made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2014's Tosca and returned in 2016 as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, a role she recently sang to great acclaim at the Vienna State Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Hamburg State Opera and Seattle Opera. She opened San Francisco Opera’s 2018–19 Season as Nedda in Pagliacci and makes her role debut with the Company as the title heroine in Manon Lescaut next season.
She has performed Elisabetta in Don Carlo at Deutsche Oper; Staatsoper Berlin; Royal Opera, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera. Her operatic appearances also include the title role of Tosca for her Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia debut in Valencia, Leonora in Il Trovatore at Covent Garden, Amelia in a concert performance of Simon Boccanegra at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera in Bern and Tours.
Upcoming performances include the title role of Iolanta at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Elisabetta at Hamburg State Opera and Leonora in a new production of Il Trovatore at the Teatro Real in Madrid.