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Stunning audiences with her sterling lyric voice and incisive stage personality, American lyric soprano Heidi Stober has established herself as a house favourite at leading companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Since her critically acclaimed debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2008, Heidi has cultivated a long-standing relationship with the company, where recent roles include her debut as Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Micaëla Carmen, Marguerite Faust and Oscar Un ballo in maschera. With a particular affinity for the Baroque, her appearances outside Berlin include Cleopatra Cesare at Houston Grand Opera, Dalinda Ariodante at the Chicago Lyric, title role Esther with Music of the Baroque, title role Semele for Garsington Opera and Angelica Orlando for San Francisco Opera. This season’s highlights include her role debut as Blanche Dialogues of the Carmelites for San Francisco Opera, Gretel for Chicago Lyric, Despina Così fan tutte for Hamburgische Staatsoper, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Semperoper Dresden and Donna Elvira at Japan’s Hyogo Performing Arts Center.
Heidi Stober and Anna Stéphany at the Semperoper Dresden
We are delighted to announce Heidi Stober and Anna Stephany's appearance at the Semperoper Dresden in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Heidi sings the role of Susanna and Anna sings Cherubino in her House debut, alongside Luca Pisaroni in the role of Figaro. This production, conducted by Georg Fritzsch with staging by Johannes Erath, opens on 17 March with further performances on 29 March, 1, 6, 13 April, 20 and 27 May.
Heidi will then go on to Hyogo, Japan where she ends her 2022-23 season making her Japan debut as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center.
Following performances in Dresden, Anna joins period performance ensemble Arcangelo singing Irene in a tour and recording of Handel's Theodora, with performances at the Barbican Centre, London, and De Singel, Antwerp.
For more information about Le nozze di Figaro at the Semperoper Dresden visit their website here.