2019–20 Season: Lescaut, Manon Lescaut
American baritone Anthony Clark Evans made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2016 as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. Highlights of recent seasons include his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Huntsman in Rusalka, Riccardo in I Puritani with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sharpless at the San Diego Opera, Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera San José, and Marcello in La Bohème with Querido Arte: Ópera de Guatemala and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
A graduate of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s prestigious Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, he was heard as Montano in Otello for his debut with that company, as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and as the Jailer in Tosca. With Lyric Opera of Chicago, he created the role of Simon Thibault in the 2015 world premiere of composer Jimmy Lopez and Nilo Cruz’s Bel Canto, based on Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel.
Concert work includes an appearance at the annual Richard Tucker Gala at Carnegie Hall, Angela Rice’s Easter Oratorio Thy Will be Done with the National Chorale at David Geffen Hall, Bernstein’s Songfest at Ravinia Festival with Ensemble dal Niente, Les Mamelles de Tirésias with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park.”
Later this season, Evans makes role debuts in the title role of Rigoletto at Kentucky Opera, Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Santa Fe Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni at Tulsa Opera, and sings Marcello with Dallas Opera.