Performance Year: 2017
Stunning audiences with her sterling lyric soprano voice and incisive stage personality, American soprano Heidi Stober has established herself as a house favorite at leading companies on both sides of the Atlantic.
Since her critically acclaimed debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in the fall of 2008, Ms. Stober has cultivated a longstanding relationship with the company, going on to appear in a variety of leading roles including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Micaëla in Carmen, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in a new production of L’elisir d’amore, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Nannetta in Falstaff, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Princess Ninette in Robert Carsen’s new production of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges.
The 2015–16 season included a role debut of Johanna in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at San Francisco Opera, followed by a debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and a return to Houston Grand Opera for Susannah in Le Nozze di Figaro. The soprano made her company and role debut at Dresden Semperoper singing the title role in Handel’s Alcina, as well as performances of Micaëla in Carmen. Concert appearances include a debut with the New York Philharmonic as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and a joint recital with her husband, baritone Simon Pauly, in Berlin. Heidi Stober’s professional training took place at the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and she holds degrees from Lawrence University and the New England Conservatory.