Paulo Szot

Making his San Francisco Opera debut in 2011, Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot is quickly gaining international acclaim both as an opera singer and as an actor. He recently starred in the Broadway revival of South Pacific (which was broadcast on Live from Lincoln Center) and won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emile de Becque. Szot made his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in a new production of Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2010. He made his U.S. debut in 2003 as Escamillo at New York City Opera. Recent engagements include the role of Don Giovanni with Opéra de Bordeaux, Michigan Opera, and the Dallas Opera; the title role of Eugene Onegin, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), and Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) in Marseille; Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and De Vlaamse Opera; Escamillo with Canadian Opera Company and Teatro Municipal in Santiago; Belcore (L'Elisir d'Amore) with New York City Opera; and Marcello (La Bohème) in Bordeaux. Recent and upcoming engagements include a Paris Opera debut as Guglielmo, a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Escamillo, and his debut at Aix-en-Provence as Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro).