Brian Leerhuber

Baritone Brian Leerhuber made his San Francisco Opera debut as Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and returned to the Company as Robert E. Lee in the 2007 world premiere of Philip Glass’s Appomattox as well as various roles in The Little Prince, Schaunard (La Bohème), and Larkens (La Fanciulla del West); he also appeared as Figaro in 2006’s The Barber of Seville for Families. In 2007 Leerhuber created the role of Tom Joad in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath at Minnesota Opera and Utah Opera; he returned to Minnesota Opera as Orsanes in the North American premiere of Reinhard Keiser’s Croesus. Leerhuber’s other credits include Malatesta (Don Pasquale) at Houston Grand Opera; the title role of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Santa Fe Opera; Schaunard and Marco (Gianni Schicchi) at Los Angeles Opera; and the Novice’s Friend (Billy Budd), Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera), D’Obigny (La Traviata), and Breedley in the world premiere of William Bolcom’s A Wedding at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Recent engagements include debuts in Orlando as Dandini (La Cenerentola) and at Opera Cleveland as Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia).