Soprano Heidi Stober’s 2015–16 season includes a role debut of Johanna in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at San Francisco Opera, followed by a role and house debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Valencienne in Léhar’s The Merry Widow, and a return to Houston Grand Opera as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. She makes her Dresden Semperoper company and role debut in the title role of Handel’s Alcina and sings Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen. She continues her relationship with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, performing Pamina (in Mozart’s The Magic Flute), Adina (in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore), and Micäela. In addition to her New York Philharmonic debut in these performances of Handel’s Messiah, her concert appearances include a joint recital with her husband, baritone Simon Pauly, in Berlin. Ms. Stober’s operatic highlights include leading roles with The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Opera Philadelphia, and Il Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile. Notable concert engagements include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, St. Paul Chamber, The Philadelphia, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Berlin Radio Symphony orchestras, and a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Heidi Stober’s professional training took place at the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and she holds degrees from Lawrence University and the New England Conservatory.