(Endicott, New York)
2018–19 Season: Mandryka in Arabella
Baritone Brian Mulligan made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2008 as Marcello in La Bohème, and he has since returned as Valentin in Faust, Albert in Werther, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, the King’s Herald in Lohengrin, the title role of John Adams’ Nixon in China, Count Anckarström in Un Ballo in Maschera, Chorèbe in Les Troyens, the title role of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role of Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison Usher and Gordon Getty’s Usher House, Donner in Das Rheingold, and Gunther in Götterdämmerung. With this production, Mulligan is making his role debut as Mandryka. He has also appeared as Nelusco in L’Africaine, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande, and Prospero in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest at Oper Frankfurt; Peter in Hänsel und Gretel at Lyric Opera of Chicago; Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra at the Metropolitan Opera; Jack Torrance in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Shining at Minnesota Opera; and John Proctor in Robert Ward’s The Crucible at the Glimmerglass Festival. His 2018–19 schedule includes Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Zurich Opera House, Guglielmo in Puccini’s Le Villi with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly for his Dutch National Opera debut.