2015–16 Season: Miller in Luisa Miller
Baritone Vitaliy Bilyy makes his San Francisco Opera debut as Miller in Luisa Miller, a role he has performed at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. Recent career highlights include Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Toulouse; Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) at La Scala; Count di Luna (Il Trovatore) at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera; the title role of Macbeth and Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) at La Scala; Escamillo (Carmen) in Munich; Count di Luna, Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Giorgio Germont (La Traviata), and Shaklovity (Khovanshchina) at the Metropolitan Opera; Count di Luna in Venice and Toulouse; and Vincenzo Gellner (La Wally) in Geneva. A graduate of the Odessa Conservatory, he is a former winner of the Elena Obraztsova Competition, the Operalia Competition, the Francisco Viñas Competition, and the Montserrat Cabballé Competition. Bilyy was recently seen as Count di Luna and Amonasro (Aida) with Paris Opera.