Jere Torkelsen

JERE TORKELSEN (Second Philistine) joined the San Francisco Opera Chorus in 1987. In addition to ongoing work in the Chorus, he has performed an array of roles at San Francisco Opera including a lackey and a waiter (Der Rosenkavalier), a steersman (Tristan und Isolde), the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly), the Surgeon (The Force of Destiny), Ruffiack (Le Grand Macabre), and Melisso in Handel's Alcina. Later this season, he will portray Crebillon (La Rondine) and Official Registrar (Madama Butterfly) at San Francisco Opera. He has appeared with regional opera companies as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Silvio (Pagliacci), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), and the four villains in The Tales of Hoffmann.