Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky is a globally celebrated artist. The depth and exquisite color of her voice are matched by her dramatic acting ability and versatility across a remarkable range of repertoire, from the title roles in Rusalka and Lucrezia Borgia, to Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac and the title role in Manon Lescaut. She is widely regarded as one of the premiere Verdi sopranos alive today, as well as one of the premiere interpreters of bel canto.
In the 2018-19 season, Radvanovsky kicks off with a revival of her critically acclaimed portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in San Francisco Opera’s Roberto Devereux. She then returns to The Metropolitan Opera for a run of Sir David McVicar’s production of Tosca, followed by another run of Tosca in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper. In January 2019, Radvanovsky returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the final performances of Franco Zeffirelli’s epic production of Aida, as Aida. In addition, in the 2018-19 season, she has performances of Tosca in Vienna, Andrea Chénier at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, and a production of Luisa Miller in Barcelona where Radvanovsky will portray Luisa Miller, a role she has not performed since 2001.
In 2018-19, Radvanovsky will also be singing solo recitals in both her hometown of Toronto, Canada, and in Bordeaux, France. She will also be making her Polish debut with gala concerts in Gdańsk, and Wrocław. She has performed in every major opera house in the world, including the Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, and numerous others. Her signature interpretations of Verdi's heroines include the title roles in Aïda and Luisa Miller, Elvira in Ernani, Elena in I Vespri Siciliani, Elisabeth de Valois in Don Carlo, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, and Lina in Stiffelio, among others.
Radvanovsky is no stranger to the screen. She stars in a Naxos DVD of Cyrano de Bergerac alongside Plácido Domingo, and in Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Roberto Devereux for the wildly popular “Met: Live in HD” series. She has also been an enthusiastic host for the “Live in HD” transmissions of La Fanciulla del West, Otello, and Francesca da Rimini.