Photo: Simon Pauly

Phelim McDermott’s production of Cosi fan tutte opens at the Metropolitan Opera this Saturday 15 February, with Heidi Stober making her role debut as Despina. Joining Heidi onstage are Nicole Car as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Ben Bliss as Ferrando, Luca Pisaroni as Guglielmo and Gerald Finley as Don Alfonso. Harry Bicket conducts.

Heidi made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2011 as Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, returning in subsequent seasons as Gretel, Oscar Un ballo in maschera, Voice from Heaven Don Carlo and Pamina Die Zauberflöte. She will return to the Met again later this year.

Elsewhere this season Heidi will sing Musetta La bohème at the Komische Oper in her hometown of Berlin, and will appear at the Oregon Bach Festival and Teatro Regio di Torino. She begins the 20/21 season with back-to-back productions at the Staatsoper Hamburg, revisiting the role of Despina in Alexander Schlin’s production of Cosi followed by Oscar Un ballo in maschera.