Renée Rapier

(Marion, Iowa)

2017–18 Season: Flora Bervoix in La Traviata, Rosette in Manon, Grimgerde in Der Ring des Nibelungen

Mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier returns to San Francisco Opera after appearing last fall as Flora in La Traviata and Rosette in Manon, and as Mercédès in the Company’s 2016 production of Carmen. Other recent engagements include Dinah/ Rose in a double bill of Trouble in Tahiti and At the Statue of Venus at Opera Parallèle, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, and debuts with Noe Valley Chamber Music and San Francisco Performances. A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Rapier made her Company debut in 2013 as a Maid in Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne. This summer, she performs her role debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Opera Steamboat, and she will be a soloist at the Newport Music Festival singing music by Jake Heggie.