Russian-American soprano Erika Baikoff is a recent graduate of the Lyon National Opera Studio, where her roles have included the Fire/Princess/Nightingale in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Juliet in Blacher’s Romeo and Juliet, and Anna in Nabucco. Most recently, she was featured as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Lyon National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Daniele Rustioni. She is in her first year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and 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 10th 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. She has participated in summer courses, including the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, directed by Edith Wiens; the Chautauqua Institute; and Songfest as a Schubert Fellow. Next summer, she will join the Atelier Lyrique at the Verbier Festival to sing Musetta in La Bohème. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and master’s degree from the Guildhall School of Music, under the tutelage of Rudolf Piernay.