San Francisco Opera Awards Nina Stemme With Major Medal

By David Salazar
(Credit: Neda Navaee)

Soprano Nina Stemme was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal immediately following the June 4 premiere of “Die Frau ohne Schatten.”

During an on-stage ceremony, Matthew Shilvock, the General Director of San Francisco Opera, stated, “Nina, your artistry brings a transcendent quality into our world, resonating deeply within our souls. You have led us on countless heroic journeys upon this stage, and today is no exception. We extend our gratitude for making this venue your artistic home for the past two decades, enriching not only our lives but also our community. Today, we celebrate your transformative artistry over the span of twenty years, and it is with immense appreciation from the entire San Francisco Opera family that we present you with the San Francisco Opera Medal.”

Stemme made her debut at the San Francisco Opera in 2004 as Senta in Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” under then-Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles. She also took on the role of Brünnhilde in the Company’s production of Wagner’s Ring in 2011 and also appeared in “Turandot” in 2017.

“Die Frau ohne Schatten” runs through June 28, 2023.