Esther Tonea Soprano
Tonea’s concluding account of the aria “Col sorriso d’innocenza” from Bellini’s rarely heard opera “Il Pirata” was a performance of powerful, gleaming tone, effortless precision and expressive immediacy, all rendered with the sublime assurance of an established diva.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
December 12 2021
Festival Napa Valley
SING IN THE HOLIDAYS
Olivia Decker Power of Music Series
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA: 2022 ADLER FELLOWS
Esther will be rejoining the Adler Fellowship from another year full of new concerts and assignments. Read more about the new and returning Adler Fellows below.
WORLD PREMIERE OF IF I WERE YOU
While in the Merola Opera Program, Esther premiered the role of lead soprano Diana in one of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's newest operas. Click on the link below to read Joshua Kosman's review in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Voice was something unexpected,” explains
Tonea. “I wanted to pursue cello and
neuroscience—with the intention of going
the neuroscience route—but I found myself
so in love with music that I couldn’t live without it.”