2015–16 Season: Escamillo in Carmen
Baritone Zachary Nelson is making his San Francisco Opera debut as Escamillo in Carmen, the same role he performed this past season with Palm Beach Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. In addition, he returned to the Semperoper Dresden to perform Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro. Other recent successes include performances of Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project in Japan; the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro with the Aix-en-Provence Festival on tour in Manama, Bahrain; and at Santa Fe Opera. Next season, Nelson debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Donner in Das Rheingold and Den Norske Opera, Oslo as Escamillo. He will also return to Santa Fe Opera as Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor.