(South Bend, Indiana)
2017–18 Season: Joe Cannon in Girls of the Golden West
Following a summer season that featured Paul Appleby in his Festival d’Aix-en-Provence debut as Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress by director Simon McBurney, the tenor returns to San Francisco Opera for the world premiere of John Adams' Girls of the Golden West. Later in the 2017–18 season, he returns to Dutch National Opera revisiting McBurney’s production of The Rake’s Progress. On the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, the tenor has bowed as Tom Rakewell, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and in the lead role of Brian in the North American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. Highlights from recent seasons also include Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict at the Palais Garnier, Jonathan in a new production of Saul at the Glyndebourne Festival, Fritz in The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein at the Santa Fe Opera, Tamino in The Magic Flute at Washington National Opera, Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Canadian Opera Company, and Tom Rakewell at Oper Frankfurt. Appleby made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2015 as Tamino.