Nadia Krasteva

(Sofia, Bulgaria)

2015–16 Season: Princess Eboli in Don Carlo

Mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva is making her San Francisco Opera debut as Princess Eboli, a role that she has also performed at the Metropolitan Opera and Semperoper Dresden. She began her professional career in Bulgaria in 2001, debuting with the title role of Carmen, Fenena in Nabucco, and Maddalena in Rigoletto. One year later, she received an invitation to join the Vienna State Opera, where she quickly emerged as one of its leading mezzo-sopranos. She was a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera from September 2002 until June 2012 and over the same period was frequently invited as a guest artist in many prestigious opera houses. More recent engagements include Amneris in Aida at the Teatro alla Scala and the Berlin State Opera.