2016–17 Season: Masetto in Don Giovanni
Bass-baritone Michael Sumuel made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2011 with the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Heart of a Soldier and Handel’s Xerxes, followed by performances of Escamillo in Carmen in 2016. Highlights of recent seasons include his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Masetto in a new production of Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute at Houston Grand Opera, and as Junius in The Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Later this summer, he returns to Glyndebourne to perform as Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sumuel is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program (2009) and Houston Grand Opera Studio, as well as a winner of a 2015 Richard Tucker career grant.