Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura makes her US debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute. She first shot to prominence when she stepped in to replace Anna Netrebko at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi. She then reached both the Song and Orchestra Prize finals at Cardiff Singer of the World in 2009 and became a member of the ROH Jette Parker Young Artist Programme. In 2010 she joined the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble. Roles included Susanna, Pamina, Zerlina, Giulietta, Arbate Mitridate rei di Ponto, Naiad Ariadne auf Naxos, Woglinde Der Ring des Nibelungen, and Liù Turandot, a role which she previously debuted at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Last season she performed Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Adina L'elisir d'amore, and Xenia Boris Godunov. Further highlights include Liù (debut for Opera de Oviedo and at ROH) and her first Juliette at Teatro Municipal, Santiago. She continues the 2013/14 season with her Liceu Barcelona debut, performing Shostakovich's Seven Verses by Alexander Blok. In Munich she reprises Xenia and sings her first Antonia Les contes d'Hoffmann.