2018–19 Season: Elisabetta (Elizabeth I) in Roberto Devereux
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2009 as Leonora in Il Trovatore, a role she has also performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paris Opéra, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. In 2014, she returned to the Company in her role debut as Norma, which she has also sung at the Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Bavarian State Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has been hailed as one the great Verdi singers of her generation and received acclaim for her performances as Leonora, Elvira (Ernani), Hélène (Les Vêpres Siciliennes), Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), and Elisabetta (Don Carlos). Radvanovsky’s other career highlights include Donizetti's Tudor trilogy of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux at the Metropolitan Opera; the title role of Suor Angelica at Los Angeles Opera; the title role of Lucrezia Borgia with Washington National Opera; her La Scala debut as Roxanne (Cyrano de Bergerac) opposite Plácido Domingo, which she also performed in New York and London; the title role of Susannah with Lyric Opera of Chicago; the title role of Manon Lescaut at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; and the title role of Tosca with Los Angeles Opera, Deutsche Oper, and the Metropolitan Opera. Upcoming engagements include Tosca at Deutsche Oper, Vienna State Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera and the title role of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera.