American tenor James Kryshak makes his San Francisco Opera debut in 2014. He made his professional opera debut in 2008 as Don Ottavio in Raylynmor Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Kryshak most recently became an ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, making his debut in Tristan und Isolde. Other roles for the 2013–14 season include the First Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Missail in Boris Godunov, Borsa in Rigoletto, the Third Jew in Salome, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, and the Schoolmaster in Janácek's Cunning Little Vixen. Kryshak spent two seasons with the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he sang several roles including Joe in La Fanciulla del West, Amelia’s Servant in Un Ballo in Maschera, the Second Nobleman in Lohengrin, the Herald in Rinaldo, Monostatos in the Student Matinee performances of Die Zauberflöte, as well as several others.