Stunning audiences with her sterling lyric voice and incisive stage personality, 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 the autumn of 2008, she has cultivated a long-standing relationship with the company, with recent roles including Eva in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni”, Micaela in “Carmen”, Marguerite in “Faust” and Liu in “Turandot”.
Heidi opens her 2022/23 season as Mother/Waitress 2/Sphinx 1 in Turnage’s “Greek” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She then returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as Blanche in “Les Dialogues des Carmélites” and to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel”. Other highlights include Despina in “Così fan tutte” at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Semperoper Dresden and she makes her Japan debut as Donna Elvira at the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre. On the concert platform, Heidi sings Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at the Philharmonie Berlin, conducted by Donald Runnicles, and Handel’s “Messiah” with the Boston Baroque, conducted by Martin Pearlman. Future plans include a return to the Metropolitan Opera, New York and her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Heidi Stober made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2011/12 season as Gretel, conducted by Robin Ticciati, returning to the company in recent years again as Gretel, Pamina in “Die Zauberflöte”, Una voca dal cielo in “Don Carlos” and Oscar in “Un ballo in Maschera”. She also holds strong relationships with San Francisco Opera, where she has performed Norina in Laurent Pelly’s production of “Don Pasquale”, Magnolia in “Showboat”, Oscar in “Un ballo in Maschera”, Johanna in “Sweeney Todd”, Nannetta in “Falstaff”, Atalanta in “Xerxes”, and Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro”, and with Houston Grand Opera, where she has performed Cleopatra in “Giulio Cesare”, Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro”, and Musetta in “La bohème”, among others, as well as with Santa Fe Opera, where her roles have included Sandrina in “La finta giardiniera” and La Folie in “Platée”. Other notable operatic engagements include Valencienne in “The Merry Widow” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducted by Sir Andrew Davies, and Ada in Theodore Morrison’s “Oscar” for Opera Philadelphia, the title role in “Semele” for Garsington Opera, title role in “Alcina”, Micaëla in “Carmen” and Adina in “L’elisir d’amore” for Semperoper, Dresden, and for the Wiener Staatsoper.
As of 2022.