Italian baritone Roberto Frontali made his San Francisco Opera debut as Riccardo in the 1993 I Puritani and returned as Sheriff Jack Rance in the 2010 La Fanciulla del West. He made his operatic debut at the Teatro dell´Opera in Rome in Spontini´s Agnese di Hohenstaufen. Since then, he has built a vast repertoire, with signature roles that include Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In recent years he has devoted much of his career to Verdi, singing roles such as Rodrigo (Don Carlos) at the Vienna State Opera and Dresden’s Saxon State Opera; Ford (Falstaff) at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and La Scala; the title role of Simon Boccanegra at Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Bologna, Parma and Buenos Aires; Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera) at Florence’s Teatro Comunale and in Trieste; Miller (Luisa Miller) at the Metropolitan Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Madrid’s Teatro Real; and the title role of Rigoletto at the Met, Turin’s Teatro Regio, Rome Opera, and in Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. In the past year, he has performed Don Carlo (Ernani) in Tokyo, Count di Luna (Il Trovatore) in Palermo and at the Capitole de Toulouse, the title role of Falstaff in Lausanne, Stankar (Stiffelio) in Parma, the title role of Nabucco in Bilbao, and both the title role of Gianni Schicchi and Michele (Il Tabarro) at Theater an der Wien.