Robert Brubaker

(Manheim, Pennsylvania)

2017-18 Season: Emperor Altoum in Turandot, Aegisth in Elektra, Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon

Making his San Francisco Opera debut as Emperor Altoum in Turandot, veteran tenor Robert Brubaker has been a frequent performer at the Metropolitan Opera, including as Mime in Siegfried and Das Rheingold, Maletestino in Francesca da Rimini, the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel, and Chairman Mao in John Adams’ Nixon in China. He has also recently performed as the Jailer/Inquisitor in Il Prigionero at the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona; Herod in Salome with the Dallas Opera; Old Man Marshall in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Alviano in Die Gezeichneten, Dr. Caius in Falstaff, and Begearss in The Ghosts of Versailles at Los Angeles Opera; Luigi in Il Tabarro and Canio in I Pagliacci at Opera Theatre of St Louis; and Wilmer McLean / J. Edgar Hoover in Philip Glass’ Appomattox at Washington National Opera. Brubaker’s 2016–17 season includes performances of Herod at Pittsburgh Opera.