Esther Tonea


Esther Tonea

Romanian-American soprano Esther Tonea, praised for her “dramatic excellence, flexibility, and beauty of her singing" by Classical Voice America, is an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. She recently premiered the lead role of Diana in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's If I Were You with “magnificent singing — an ardent, tonally plush performance” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Merola Opera Program
If I Were You, 2019
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[Tonea] emerges as the most compelling and radiant character onstage, a vision of hope whose optimism never cloys.
— San Francisco Chronicle