An alumna of San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship program, Nicolle Foland began her career with the San Francisco Opera singing many roles with the company, including Musetta in La bohème, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow among many others. She has sung the role of Violetta in La traviata with Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Michigan Opera Theater and has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Opera Bilbao in Spain, and Seattle Opera as Musetta. She has debuted in many other leading roles with such American companies as New York City Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Boston Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera, Arizona Opera, Central City Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. She has made multiple appearances with the San Francisco Symphony and has sung with many other orchestras, including American Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, and Colorado Symphony. She is also an avid recitalist, appearing on performing arts series throughout the U.S. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Ms. Foland received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa.