This season, Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Eliza Bonet (Fyodor) made her debut at the Kennedy Center as a member of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, singing the role of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina. As a part of this season’s nationwide Bernstein at 100 celebrations, Ms. Bonet performs as Paquette in Candide with the Washington National Opera, and with the National Symphony in West Side Story. She returns to Washington National Opera for the 2018-19 season, performing in Kevin Puts’s Silent Night, Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, Unicorn, and Me, and Kamala Sankaram and Jerre Dye’s Taking Up Serpents. As a member of the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera, Ms. Bonet performed the role of Eunice in the company’s production of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire and appeared as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Her numerous honors include an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2013, being named a finalist at the Opera Birmingham Competition, and a Joe Festervan Memorial Award from the Mary Jacobs Smith Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition. She completed her graduate degree from Florida State University in 2011 and was a young artist with Florida Grand Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.