American baritone Brian Mulligan made his San Francisco Opera debut as Marcello (La Bohème) in 2008 and has since returned as Valentin (Faust), Albert (Werther), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), the title role in Nixon in China, and the King’s Herald (Lohengrin). He returned in 2014 as Count Anckarström (Un Ballo in Maschera) and Marcello, and he appeared as Chorebus (Les Troyens) in summer 2015; in the Company's 2015-16 season he appears in the title roles of Sweeney Todd, Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher, Getty's Usher House, and as Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor). Recent engagements include Prospero (Adès’s The Tempest) with Frankfurt Opera; Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) with Zurich Opera; André Thorel (Massenet’s Thérèse) at Wexford Festival Opera; the Father (Hänsel und Gretel) with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Enrico with Canadian Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Washington National Opera; the title role of Hamlet with Minnesota Opera; and Balstrode (Peter Grimes) at the Aspen Music Festival. Career highlights include Valentin at the Metropolitan Opera; the title role of The Death of Klinghoffer with Opera Theater of St. Louis; Enrico and Sharpless with English National Opera; Prometheus (Die Vögel) at Los Angeles Opera; Marcello at Houston Grand Opera and New York City Opera; Ford (Falstaff) at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival; and the title role of Der Kaiser von Atlantis with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, and at the Ravinia Festival. Orchestral appearances include engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.