(Endicott, New York)
2017–18 Season: Gunther and Donner in Der Ring des Nibelungen
American baritone Brian Mulligan made his San Francisco Opera debut as Marcello (La Bohème) with Maestro Nicola Luisotti in 2008 and has since returned as Valentin (Faust), Albert (Werther), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), the King’s Herald (Lohengrin), and as the title role in Nixon in China. He returned in 2014 as Count Anckarström (Un Ballo in Maschera), as well as Marcello, and appeared as Chorèbe (Les Troyens) with Maestro Donald Runnicles during the summer of 2015. He most recently appeared with the Company during the 2015-16 Season, in the title role of Sweeney Todd; Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor; and the title roles of Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher and Getty's Usher House.
Mulligan has appeared as Amfortas (Parsifal) and Prospero (Adès’s The Tempest) at Oper Frankfurt; Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) with Jiři Bělohlávek at Opernhaus Zürich; Carmina Burana with Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, André Thorel (Massenet’s Thérèse) at Wexford Festival Opera; Peter (Hänsel und Gretel) with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Enrico with Canadian Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Washington National Opera; the title role of Hamlet with Minnesota Opera; and Amonasro (Aida) and Balstrode (Peter Grimes) both at the Aspen Music Festival. Recent enagements include Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) at the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine; creating the role of Jack Torrance in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Shining at Minnesota Opera; Yeletsky at Opernhaus Zürich; and John Proctor in a new production of The Crucible by Francesca Zambello at the Glimmerglass Festival.