American bass-baritone Dale Travis is a graduate of the Merola Opera Program and a former Adler Fellow. Since 1988 he has sung more than thirty roles at San Francisco Opera, most recently as Dr. Kolenatý (The Makropulos Case) and Dr. Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro). Mr. Travis is in demand at prestigious opera companies and festivals in America and abroad, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Colorado, Turin’s Teatro Regio, as well as in Genoa, Tel Aviv, Berlin, and at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival. Recent engagements include Geronte (Manon Lescaut) and Amantio di Nicolao (Gianni Schicchi) at the Met; the Sacristan and Baron Zeta (The Merry Widow) at Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Waldner (Arabella) and the Sacristan with the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Travis made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2002 as Louis in William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge, a role he created in 1999 at Lyric Opera of Chicago and sang again at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in 2011.