Baritone Igor Vieira made his San Francisco Opera debut as Happy in 2010's La Fanciulla del West. A world finalist in the 1995 Luciano Pavarotti Competition, he made his professional debut in his native Rio de Janeiro at age seventeen singing the role of Le Dancaïre in Carmen. Among the nearly seventy roles in his professional repertoire are Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Junius (The Rape of Lucretia), both Leporello and the title role of Don Giovanni, Ford (Falstaff), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), and most recently Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), all of which he has performed at Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Municipal, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera de Villecroze, Berkeley Opera, and Sacramento Opera, among many others. A recipient of the Kaplan Foundation Award, Vieira holds a bachelor’s degree from Westminster Choir College and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His future engagements include his debut with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Tonio (Pagliacci) with Sacramento Opera.