Raymond Aceto made his San Francisco Opera debut as Monterone in the 1997 production of Rigoletto. The American bass returned to the Company as the Bonze (Madama Butterfly), the King of Egypt (Aida), Pietro (Simon Boccanegra), Zuniga (Carmen), Banquo (Macbeth), Hunding (Die Walküre), and Timur (Turandot). His recent career highlights include Scarpia (Tosca), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Seneca (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) at Houston Grand Opera; the title role of Nabucco at the Arena di Verona; Daland (Der Fliegende Holländer) at New Orleans Opera; Zaccaria (Nabucco) at the Metropolitan Opera and San Diego Opera; and Escamillo (Carmen) at Los Angeles Opera. He has also appeared as the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) with the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera; as well as Walter (Luisa Miller), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), and Fafner and Fasolt (Das Rheingold) with Dallas Opera. His international career highlights have included Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), Banquo, and Sparafucile at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Ramfis (Aida) and Escamillo (Carmen) at Vienna State Opera and the Arena di Verona; Escamillo at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Arena di Verona, and Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ferrando (Il Trovatore) at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and the Teatro Real in Madrid; and Fiesco, Ramfis, Escamillo, and Bidebent (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Engagements in the current season include Timur at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Daland (Der Fliegende Holländer) with Arizona Opera; Zaccaria in Florence; and Scarpia (Tosca) in Bologna.