2019–20 Season: Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro
Baritone Levente Molnár makes his San Francisco Opera debut as Count Almaviva in the Company’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro. Born in Transylvania and raised in Hungary, Molnár studied at Romania’s Music University Oradea. Following his house debut at Hungarian State Opera in the title role of Don Giovanni came role debuts as Wolfram in Tannhäuser at Opéra de Bordeaux, Ford in Falstaff with the Bavarian State Opera, and Masetto in Don Giovanni with Royal Opera, Covent Garden. From 2009–14 he was a member of Bavarian State Opera, appearing as Marcello in La Bohème, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Amfortas in Parsifal, Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, among other roles.
Recent and future highlights include Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, and Teatro Real Madrid; L’Elisir d’Amore at Vienna State Opera and Covent Garden; The Marriage of Figaro at Opéra National de Paris; Tannhäuser (Wolfram) at Deutsche Oper Berlin; and La Bohème, Don Pasquale (Dr. Malatesta), and Manon Lescaut (Lescaut) at the Metropolitan Opera.