Erika Baikoff, making her HGO debut, is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. During the 2022-23 season she returned to the Met as Tebaldo in Don Carlo, Nannetta (cover) in Falstaff, and Zerlina (cover) in Don Giovanni. As a Lindemann Young Artist, she sang the roles of Xenia in Boris Godunov and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. She joined the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra's tour of Das Rheingold and was featured as the soprano soloist in Mahler's 4th Symphony with Maestro Rustioni and the Ulster Orchestra. Her 2021-22 season included debuts with Schubertìada and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, both of which she will return to in future seasons. From 2018-20, Baikofff was a member of the Opéra National de Lyon Studio, where her roles included Le Feu/ Princesse/ Rossignol in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Juliet in Blacher’s Romeo and Juliet, Anna in Nabucco, and the soprano solo in Mahler's 4th Symphony. She is the recipient of a George London Award and a Sullivan Foundation Career Development Grant, and was named a 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Semi-finalist, among other honors.