(Trenton, New Jersey)
2016–17 Season: Dr. Kolenatý in The Makropulos Case
Bass-baritone Dale Travis made his San Francisco Opera debut in 1988 as the Keeper of the Madhouse in The Rake’s Progress. That same season he also appeared in Manon Lescaut, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and La Bohème and has since appeared in 40 Company productions, most recently as Benoît and Alcindoro in 2015’s La Bohème. With a repertoire encompassing 50 roles in a wide variety of styles from Mozart to Strauss, Travis has been a frequent guest artist at the most prestigious opera companies in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Opera Festival, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Spoleto Festival USA, Saito Kinen Music Festival, Teatro Regio in Torino, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Berlin Komische Oper, and the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. Last season, he performed the roles of the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos with Minnesota Opera, Sacristan in Tosca with the Dallas Opera, Frank in Die Fledermaus with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, and La Gazza Ladra and La Bohème both with the Glimmerglass Festival. This summer, Travis will return to San Francisco Opera as Benoît and Alcindoro in La Bohème. Future engagements include a return to the Dallas Opera for La Traviata and the role of Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville with Kentucky Opera.