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American soprano Heidi Stober, who Opera News exclaimed is a “distinctly American lyric soprano that makes the rest of the world listen” is enjoying an international career with a crystalline voice and method-like commitment to stage acting.

In the 2024/25 season, Ms. Stober will make her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing her acclaimed portrayal of Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, as well as appearances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Zdenka in Arabella, Pat Nixon in Nixon in China, the Semperoper Dresden as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Thea Musgrave’s Mary, Queen of Scots with English National Opera. In concert, Ms. Stober will debut with the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Esa-Pekka Salonen, perform Mozart’s Requiem with the Musikkollegium Winterthur in Switzerland with Roberto González-Monjas, Pamina with Sir Donald Runnicles and the Grand Teton Music Festival, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In solo recital, Ms. Stober will appear at the Oxford International Song Festival, the New England Conservatory in Jordan Hall, at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago.

In the 2023/24 season, Heidi Stober returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Musetta in La bohème, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, premiered a new production of Nixon in China as Pat Nixon with Deutsche Oper Berlin, in addition to performances of Gretel, and sang the title role of Rahel in Detlev Glanert’s world premiere opera, Die Jüdin von Toledo at the Semperoper Dresden in a production by Robert Carsen. Also at Dresden, she sang performances of Pamina, and debuted with Opernhaus Zürich in Andreas Homoki’s production of Sweeney Todd as Johanna. In concert, Ms. Stober performed Mozart’s Requiem at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducted by music director Enrique Mazzola. In Boston, Ms. Stober performed in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Boston Baroque and sang Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass on tour in Spain with Omer Meir Wellber and the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

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Operatic highlights of past seasons include a long relationship with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she has performed Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Micaëla in Carmen, Marguerite in Faust, Pamina, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, and Liù in Turandot. At the Metropolitan Opera, she has performed Gretel, Pamina, Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Oscar; at the San Francisco Opera, Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Zdenka, Angelica in Orlando, Gretel, Norina in Don Pasquale, Pamina, Oscar, Nannetta in Falstaff, Susanna, Magnolia in Showboat, Atalanta in Xerxes and Johanna in Sweeney Todd, and Sophie in Werther. With the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Heidi Stober has performed Gretel, Dalinda in Ariodante and Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and with Houston Grand Opera, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Micaela, Susanna, Norina, Musetta, Atalanta, and Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea. With Semperoper Dresden, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Omer Meir Wellber, Susanna, Adina, Pamina, the title role in Alcina, and Micaëla, and with Santa Fe Opera, Sandrina in La finta giardiniera, La Folie in Platée, Tigrane in Radamisto, Musetta, Zdenka and Ada in the world-premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar, which she reprised at Opera Philadelphia. At Staatsoper Hamburg, Despina in Così fan tutte, Adina at the Wiener Staatsoper, Antigone in Enescu’s Oedipe at Dutch National Opera, Donna Elvira with the Hyōgo Performing Arts Center in Japan, Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the title role in Semele with Garsington Opera Festival.

An expressive and passionate concert performer and recitalist, Heidi Stober has performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Grand Teton Music Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin); Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (NDR Radiophilharmonie, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Milwaukee Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Milwaukee Symphony, Baltimore Symphony); Brahms Requiem (Houston Symphony, Tucson Symphony), Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Oslo Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin), Mozart’s Requiem (Los Angeles Philharmonic); Stravinsky’s Cantata (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Handel’s Messiah (New York Philharmonic, Boston Baroque) as well as a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. Frequent conductor collaborators include Sir Donald Runnicles, Eun Sun Kim, Harry Bicket, Gustavo Dudamel, Omer Meir Wellber, Marc Albrecht, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Nicola Luisotti, Evan Rogister, Patrick Hahn, Patrick Summers, Nicholas Carter, Mark Wigglesworth, Edo de Waart, Jonathan Darlington and Daniel Carter.

Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Heidi Stober attended Lawrence University and the New England Conservatory. She continued professional training as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and resides in Berlin. resides in Berlin.

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