2018–19 Season: Nedda in Pagliacci
Soprano Lianna Haroutounian made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2014's Tosca and in 2016 she returned as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, a role she has also recently sung to great acclaim at Hamburg State Opera and Seattle Opera. She has performed Elisabetta in Don Carlo at Deutsche Oper, Berlin State Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Her operatic appearances also include 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 Concertgebouw, and Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera in Bern and Tours. Upcoming performances include her house debuts at the Vienna State Opera and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu as Madama Butterfly, she will return to the Teatro Real in Madrid as Leonora in Francisco Négrin’s new production of Il Trovatore. She also sings Elisabeth in Peter Konwitschny’s production of Don Carlos at the Hamburg State Opera and the title role of Iolanta at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia.