2017–18 Season: Giorgio Germont in La Traviata
Making his San Francisco Opera debut as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, baritone Artur Ruciński experienced his career breakthrough in spring 2010, when conductor Daniel Barenboim invited him to sing the title role of Eugene Onegin under his baton and alongside tenor Rolando Villazón at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Other career highlights include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, Francesco di Moor in I Masnadieri at Venice’s La Fenice, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore at the Salzburg Festival, Ford in Falstaff at Frankfurt Opera, Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra at La Scala, Giorgio Germont at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the title role of Don Giovanni at Paris’ Opéra Bastille. Future plans involve house debuts at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (I Masnadieri) and Teatro Real in Madrid (Il Trovatore), as well as a return to Opéra Bastille (Marcello in La Bohème and the title role of Gianni Schicchi). Ruciński will also appear in concert with the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino.