Recent highlights in the American soprano’s burgeoning career include acclaimed performances in four formidable roles: Aida (Seattle Opera, Opera Colorado), Ariadne (Austin Lyric Opera debut), Turandot (Des Moines Metro Opera), and Leonore/Fidelio (Vienna State Opera, European debut). She debuted at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera as Gerhilde/Die Walküre, and has portrayed Helmwige in that work for a tour of Japan with the Vienna State Opera. Other major successes include the title role/La fanciulla del West (Des Moines), Amelia/Un ballo in maschera (Miami), Miss Jessel/The Turn of the Screw (Dallas), Tosca (Grand Rapids, St. Paul), Donna Anna/ Don Giovanni (Seattle), and Magda Sorel/The Consul (Santa Barbara). LoBianco has performed the complete role of Brünnhilde with St. Louis’s Union Avenue Opera, and joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Il trovatore. Later this season the soprano brings her portrayal of Tosca to North Carolina Opera. She will also star as Senta/The Flying Dutchman with Baltimore Concert Opera and will return to the Madison Symphony Orchestra (where she was previously heard in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells) for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.
Previously at Lyric: Fourth Maid/Elektra (2018/19); Helmwige/Die Walküre (2017/18).
Last updated: February 2, 2019