Russian-American Soprano Erika Baikoff is in her second year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This season, she will make her Met debut as Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and also appear as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
From 2018 to 2020, she was a member of the Lyon National Opera Studio, where her roles included the Fire/Princess/Nightingale in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Juliet in Blacher’s Romeo und Julia. She was also featured as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Lyon National Opera Orchestra. Most recently, 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.
She was a 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council semifinalist. She was also the first-prize recipient at the 2019 Helmut Deutsch International Lied Competition and the tenth Concours Nadia et Lili Boulanger with her duo partner, Gary Beecher. Other awards include the 2019 Career Bridges Grant, 2018 Mondavi Young Artist Founders’ Prize, and 2013 Bouchaine Young Artist Scholarship.
Erika holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Brooklyn, New York