American Mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts continues to enjoy international acclaim as a singer of exceptional versatility and vocal suppleness. A resident artist with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Roberts is featured in with the company in performances of the title of Carmen, 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Fenena in Nabucco, Siebel Faust, Lola Cavalleria Rusticana, and Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. A graduate of the young artist program at the Palm Beach Opera, she returns this season as Cherubino in Il Nozze di Figaro.  

Following her "stunning and dramatically compelling" (SF Classical Voice) performances as Carmen at the San Francisco Opera in June, Roberts began the 2016/2017 season in San Francisco as Bao Chai in the world premiere of Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber. She performed in her first Ring cycle in 2017 singing Waltraute in Die Walküre and the Second Norn in Götterdämmerung under the baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles, who also conducted her role debut as Hansel in Hansel und Gretel

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