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Roberts makes San Francisco Opera Debut in Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Northern California native Irene Roberts makes a special debut this summer when she takes to the stage of San Francisco Opera for the first time in their new production of...
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New Orleans Opera Debut in October with Der Vampyr

The 2013-14 season kicks off with a double debut for Irene Roberts, when she tackles the role of Janthe in Marschner’s Der Vampyr for the first time, which also marks her debut...
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Irene Roberts returns to Palm Beach as Nicklausse in March 2014

Palm Beach Opera sees mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts make her return to the house where she was a young artist for two seasons this spring when she takes on the role...
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Live in HD debut for Roberts in Parsifal

For her second show of the season at the Metropolitan Opera, American mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts takes on Wagner’s Parsifal. As one of the temptress Flowermaidens in Wagner’s epic final opera, Roberts...
 

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"...Giulietta, here the vocally plush and lovely mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts."

− Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

"As Giulietta, mezzo-soprano Roberts dazzled in her San Francisco Opera debut; what a plush, opulent voice she has."

− Richard Scheinen, San Jose Mercury News

"Irene Roberts excelled as Siebel, offering a rich, burnished tone and colorful nuances, both musical and dramatic, that helped flesh out the character greatly."

− Tim Smith, Opera News

About Irene

 

American mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts brings her “plush, opulent voice” (San Jose Mercury News) to opera houses and concert stages across the country in the 2013-14 season, beginning with her house debut at New Orleans Opera where Roberts makes her role debut as Janthe in the company’s season-opening new production of Marschner’s Der Vampyr. The mezzo-soprano makes another major role debut this season when she embodies Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann for her return to Palm Beach Opera. Roberts reprises her acclaimed portrayal of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia for her house debut at The Atlanta Opera – The Modesto Bee declared that “Irene Roberts is a delight as Rosina” in her most recent performance of the role. On the concert stage this season, Roberts delves into the music of Wagner for a concert at Duke University in December.

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