Adrianne Pieczonka

(Burlington, Ontario)

2017–18 Season: Chrysothemis in Elektra

Internationally celebrated for her interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi, and Puccini, Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2009 in the title role of Tosca. In recent years, her portrayal of Chrysothemis in Elektra has taken her to the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Senta in Der Fliegende Höllander, Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Die Kaiserin in Die Frau ohne Schatten, and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier are among her other signature roles. Engagements during the 2016–17 season include Leonore in Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera with Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Bavarian State Opera, and the title role of Tosca at Vienna State Opera and Canadian Opera Company. In concert and recital, she will be heard in Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and in Schubert’s Die Winterreise with pianist Rachel Andrist at Toronto’s Mazzeloni Hall.