American mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier is a second-year Adler Fellow who made her San Francisco Opera debut as Giovanna in 2012’s Rigoletto. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. She is a frequent performer with the Boston-based early music ensemble La Donna Musicale, and appeared on their latest CD, Anna Bon: La virtuosa di Venezia. Rapier was a studio artist at Chautauqua Opera in 2009, and a participant of the Merola Opera Program in 2010 and 2011. The mezzo was a national semifinalist at the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions in 2011.