2015–16 Season: Ulrich Eisslinger in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Tenor Joseph Hu makes his San Francisco Opera debut as Ulrich Eisslinger in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, reprising the same role that he performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2013. Hu is closely associated with San Diego Opera, where he has appeared during 17 seasons. Among his many roles have been Abdallo in Nabucco, Gastone in La Traviata, Pong in Turandot, Remendado in Carmen, Spolettain Tosca, Borsa in Rigoletto, and Goro in Madama Butterfly. He has also appeared frequently at the Dallas Opera. The role of Goro has brought Hu to many major North American companies, in Vancouver, Cleveland, Tulsa, Detroit, and Baltimore. He made his international debut in that role at the Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv). Hu has also appeared with the San Antonio Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, and National Symphony of Taiwan. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem.