In the 2016-17 season, Brian Mulligan makes his debut at Vienna State Opera as Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes, appears as Valentin in Faust at the Zurich Opera House, and makes his role debut as Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande at Oper Frankfurt. He joins the Atlanta Symphony for Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for John Adams’s The Wound-Dresser. This season also sees the release of a recording featuring the songs of Dominick Argento, on the Naxos label.
A regular guest at San Francisco Opera, in 2015-16 Mr. Mulligan appeared with the company in the title role in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (a role debut), as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and as Roderick Usher in the double bill of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Debussy’s La Chute de la maison Usher. With the Metropolitan Opera, he appeared as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra and at Minnesota Opera, he portrayed Jack Torrance in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Shining. He concluded the season with a company and role debut at the Glimmerglass Festival as John Proctor in Robert Ward’s The Crucible.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Mulligan has been awarded a Richard Tucker Career Grant, a Sara Tucker Study Grant, the George London Prize, and the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Vocal Competition. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.