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, Houston Grand Opera, and in Bilbao, Lisbon, and Florence. 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, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has been hailed as one the great Verdi singers of her generation and received critical acclaim for her performances as Elvira (Ernani), Hélène (Les Vêpres Siciliennes), Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), and Elisabetta (Don Carlos). Radvanovsky’s other career highlights include Donizetti's "Tudor Queen trilogy" (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 Leipzig Opera; and the title role of Tosca with Los Angeles Opera. The soprano is a former winner of the George London Foundation Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Loren L. Zachary Society Competition. Upcoming engagements include the title role of Anna Bolena at Canadian Opera Company and Leonora at Paris' Opéra Bastille.