About The Artist: Stunning audiences with her sterling lyric voice and incisive stage personality, lyric soprano Heidi Stober has established herself as a house favorite at leading companies on both sides of the Atlantic. An HGO Studio alumna, Stober has performed with HGO many times, including as Cleopatra in Julius Caesar, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and Musetta in La bohème. During the 2020-21 season, Stober performed the role of Despina in Così fan tutte for The Metropolitan Opera and Staatsoper Hamburg, and as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel for San Francisco Opera; she also gave concert performances at the Grand Teton Music Festival. Since her critically acclaimed debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2008, Stober has cultivated a long-standing relationship with the company, where recent roles include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Micaela in Carmen, Marguerite in Faust, and Liù in Turandot. Other appearances include Despina in Così fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera and Staatsoper Hamburg, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Angelica in Orlando at San Francisco Opera, and Dalinda in Ariodante at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Future highlights include performances of Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Zdenka in Arabella and Musetta in La bohème, returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera, and her house debut at the Teatro Real, Madrid. Stober holds a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory.