2018–19 Season: The Prince, Rusalka
Tenor Brandon Jovanovich is sought after by the world’s finest opera companies for his passionate stage portrayals of leading roles in French, Italian, German, and Slavic opera. He made his San Francisco Opera debt in 2007 as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and has returned to the Company as Luigi in Il Tabarro, Siegmund and Froh in the 2011 and 2018 Ring cycles, the title role of Lohengrin, Sam Polk in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
In the 2018–2019 season, Jovanovich sings the roles of Enée in Sir David McVicar’s production of Les Troyens, Florestan in Fidelio, and the Prince in Rusalka at the Vienna State Opera. He also sings Dick Johnson in Andreas Dresen’s new production of La Fanciulla del West at Bavarian State Opera and will make his title role debut in Parsifal at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Highlights of his recent seasons include the title role of Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Siegmund in David Pountney’s new production of Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago; Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for his Covent Garden debut; Hermann in Pique Dame and Andreas Kriegenburg’s new production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Mariss Jansons; and the Prince in a new production of Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera. He made his role debut as Tambourmajor in Wozzeck at Zürich Opera House, conducted by Fabio Luisi and released on DVD, and his house debut with the Opéra National de Paris as Walther von Stolzing with conductor Philippe Jordan.
Brandon Jovanovich was the recipient of the 2007 Richard Tucker Award and was twice a New York City district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.