2015–16 Season: Title role of Carmen
2016–17 Season: Bao Chai in Dream of the Red Chamber
Mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts made her San Francisco Opera debut as Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann in 2013. More recently, during the 2015–16 season, Roberts joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin where she appeared as Carmen, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also returned to Palm Beach Opera for her role debut as the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, and made her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in recital with tenor Bryan Hymel and pianist Julius Drake. Past seasons have seen Roberts at the Metropolitan Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro and Parsifal), Palm Beach Opera (Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly), Lyric Opera of Kansas City (L’Italiana in Algeri), and Atlanta Opera (Il Barbiere di Siviglia). On the concert stage, Roberts has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Duke University Orchestra.