Andrea Gruber made her Seattle Opera debut in 1992 in the title role of Verdi’s Aida, a role she sang in 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera. Gruber has returned to Seattle for four other roles: Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin in 1994, Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss’s Elektra in 1996, Minnie in Puccini’s Fanciulla del West in 2004, and Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth in 2006. Other engagements for the American soprano have included Minnie at Royal Opera Covent Garden; Leonora in Verdi’s Forza del destino at San Francisco Opera; the title role of Puccini’s Turandot in Trieste, Verona, and Tokyo; and Odabella in Verdi’s Attila in Naples. A native New Yorker, Gruber has a close association with the Met; she made her debut there in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and has returned for Turandot, Amelia in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco, and Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlos. Performances abroad include leading roles with many European companies, including Paris Opéra, Scottish Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Arena di Verona, and Teatro alla Scala. Gruber’s engagements in the 2007/08 season included the title role of Puccini’s Tosca at the Met and Turandot at Covent Garden, the Met, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.