This season, Russian-American Soprano Erika Baikoff, made her MET debut in the roles of Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, conducted by Sebastian Weigle, and Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, under the musical direction of Daniele Rustioni.
From 2018 to 2020, Erika was a member of the Lyon National Opera Studio, where her roles included Le Feu/ Princesse/ Rossignol in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Juliet in Boris Blacher’s Romeo and Juliet. She was also featured as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Lyon National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Daniele Rustioni. In 2021, she sang the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, as part of the Verbier Festival’s Atelier Lyrique. In 2022, she will make her debut at Musikverein Graz as Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco.
Erika is a 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Semi-finalist. She is also the first prize recipient at the 2019 Helmut Deutsch International Lied Competition and the 10th Concours Nadia et Lili Boulanger with her duo partner, Gary Beecher. Other awards include the 2019 Career Bridges Grant, 2018 Mondavi Young Artists Founders’ Prize, and 2013 Bouchaine Young Artist Scholarship.
Erika holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Music from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.