(Prague, Czech Republic)
2017–18 Season: Loge in Der Ring des Nibelungen
Tenor Štefan Margita made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2007 as Walther in Tannhäuser. He subsequently appeared as Loge in the Company’s 2008 production of Das Rheingold (a role debut) and in the 2011 Ring cycle, and he has repeated the role at the Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Dutch National Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. He experienced his first career breakthrough as Laca Klemeň in Jenůfa with acclaimed performances at the Glyndebourne Festival, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, Saito Kinen Festival, Berlin State Opera, Prague National Theatre, and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Margita’s other notable appearances include Walther at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala; the Drum Major in Wozzeck in Berlin, Paris, and Lisbon; Filka Morozov in From the House of the Dead in New York, Berlin, Milan, and Prague; Tikhon Kabanov in Kát’a Kabanová in Turin; and Edrisi in Szymanowski’s King Roger at Paris Opéra and Madrid’s Teatro Real. Future engagements include Captain Vere in Billy Budd in Prague, Filka Morozov in Brussels and Lyon, and Loge in Chicago.