2017–18 Season: Ramón in Girls of the Golden West
A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Canadian baritone Elliot Madore made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2015 as Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd. His recent engagements include Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with Santa Fe Opera; Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore) with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos) in Zurich, Munich, and Paris; Figaro (The Barber of Seville) with the Metropolitan Opera; and Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande) with Munich’s Bavarian State Opera and Croatian National Opera. As an ensemble member with Zurich Opera, his roles with that company have included Valentin (Faust), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Schaunard (La Bohème), Andrei (Peter Eötvös’s Three Sisters), Silvio (Pagliacci), Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera), and Germano (La Scala di Seta). Other career highlights include the title role of Don Giovanni with Opera Philadelphia, the Glyndebourne Festival, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Lysander (The Enchanted Island) with the Metropolitan Opera; Ramiro (L’Heure Espagnole) and the Cat/Grandfather Clock (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) at the Glyndebourne and Saito Kinen festivals; and Schaunard with Opera Colorado. During the 2016–17 season, Madore appears as Mercutio at the Metropolitan Opera and as Reinaldo Arenas in Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls at Florida Grand Opera.