(New Orleans, Louisiana)
2017–18 Season: Wotan in Der Ring des Nibelungen
Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley debuted at San Francisco Opera in 2001 as Scarpia in Tosca and has returned as Count Monterone in Rigoletto, Jochanaan in Salome, and in the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer. He has performed his signature role of Wotan at the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, New National Theatre Tokyo, and the Nikikai Opera Foundation in Tokyo. He has furthered his reputation as a Wagner interpreter with engagements as Telramund in Lohengrin with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Seattle Opera, as well as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with Prague National Theatre, Royal Danish Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Seattle Opera. This season, Grimsley sang the title role of Macbeth with Opera San Antonio, Kurwenal with Gran Teatre del Liceu, Orest in Elektra at Houston Grand Opera, and Scarpia with Michigan Opera Theatre. Upcoming engagements include the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer with the Bayreuth Festival and Dallas Opera, and Wotan at the Metropolitan Opera and Bayreuth.