Zeljko Lucic

Serbian baritone Željko Lučić made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2004 as Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) and returned in 2005 as Don Carlo (La Forza del Destino). His engagements in the 2011–12 season include the title role of Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera, Scarpia (Tosca) and Iago (Otello) in Frankfurt, the title role of Rigoletto at Paris Opera and in Cologne, Miller (Luisa Miller) at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, and Scarpia and Germont at the Vienna State Opera. Other recent career highlights include Count di Luna (Il Trovatore), Rigoletto, the title role of Macbeth, Michele (Il Tabarro), Germont, and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor, on tour) at the Met, Scarpia at Milan’s La Scala, Don Carlo (La Forza del Destino) at the Bavarian State Opera, Nabucco in Vienna and Frankfurt, the title role of Simon Boccanegra in Frankfurt, Macbethat the Salzburg Festival, Iago at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Germont at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Lučić’s other successes include Macbeth, Miller, and Germont at the Bavarian State Opera; Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles) and Rigoletto at Madrid’s Teatro Real; Germont at the Vienna State Opera; Barnaba (La Gioconda) at the Met; Nabucco with the Dallas Opera; Count di Luna with the Paris Opera; and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at Covent Garden, among many others.