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Brian Mulligan

Baritone

Brian Mulligan

Biography

In the 2015-2016 season, baritone Brian Mulligan returns to San Francisco Opera in the title role in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd—a role debut—with conductor Patrick Summers, and shortly follows as Enrico in a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor opposite Piotr Beczała, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Also at San Francisco Opera, he takes a second role debut starring as Roderick Usher in the highly-anticipated double bill of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison Usher, both directed by David Pountney and conducted by Lawrence Foster. In a return to the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Mulligan appears as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, with Plácido Domingo in the title role and James Levine conducting, as well as a return to Opernhaus Zürich as Yeletsky in Robert Carsen’s production of Pique Dame conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek. 

At Minnesota Opera, Mr. Mulligan takes on the chillingly insane character of Jack Torrance in the world premiere of The Shining, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, and conducted by Michael Christie. He makes his debut at the Theater an der Wien with Oper Frankfurt on tour, reprising the role of Tadeusz in Weinberg’s The Passenger, and he concludes the season with a company and role debut at the Glimmerglass Festival as the venerable patriarch John Proctor in Robert Ward’s Pulitzer Prize-winning operatic adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Highlights of Mr. Mulligan’s symphonic work include Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with Donald Runnicles for his debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Pacific Chorale.