Irene Roberts returns to Palm Beach as Nicklausse in March 2014

May 24, 2013

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 of Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann for the first time. The production also stars Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti as Hoffmann and bass-baritone Mark Delavan as the Four Villians. Roberts is an audience favorite at the south Florida company, appearing there nearly every year since 2008, most recently as Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which garnered Roberts praise for her “commanding, dark voice” (Palm Beach Post).