2017–18 Season: Giorgio Germont in La Traviata
Making his San Francisco Opera debut as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, baritone Artur Ruciński experienced his career breakthrough in spring 2010, when conductor Daniel Barenboim invited him to sing the title role of Eugene Onegin under his baton and alongside tenor Rolando Villazón at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Other highlights include Francesco di Moor in I Masnadieri at Venice’s La Fenice, Comte de Luna in Il Trovatore at the Salzburg Festival, Ford in Falstaff at Frankfurt Opera, Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra at La Scala, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the title role of Don Giovanni at Paris’ Opéra Bastille. Last season, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and returned to the Royal Opera House as Eugene Onegin and as Lord Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor. Future plans include his debut at the New National Theatre in Tokyo as Lord Ashton and return engagements to Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, appearing as Comte de Luna, and at the Royal Opera House, as Giorgio Germont.