2017–18 Season: Woglinde and the Forest Bird in Der Ring des Nibelungen
Soprano Stacey Tappan made her San Francisco Opera debut as Woglinde and the Forest Bird in the 2011 Ring cycle, two roles that she has previously performed with Los Angeles Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Other recent highlights include Griselda in Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella with Opera San Jose; Aveline Mortimer in Kevin Puts’ Elizabeth Cree with Chicago Opera Theater; Queen Tye in Akhnaten, Florestine in The Ghosts of Versailles, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Stella Kowalski in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring with Los Angeles Opera; and Madame White Snake in Scott Wheeler and Cerise Lim Jacobs’ Naga with Beth Morrison Projects. During the 2018–19 season, Tappan makes her Metropolitan Opera debut as Dawn in the North American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie. In addition, she will perform roles in Suor Angelica and the Ring.