The American baritone Brian Mulligan is back in Frankfurt to sing Conte di Luna (role debut) in this new production of Il Trovatore, after which he sings Nelusco in a new production of Meyerbeer's L’Africaine and repeats his wonderful portrayal of Tadeusz in Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger next spring. Roles in Frankfurt in recent seasons were Prospero (role debut,The Tempest), Golaud (role debut, Pelléas et Mélisande) and Amfortas (Parsifal). He can be heard in December singing Sharpless in a new production of Madama Butterfly at Zurich Opera. He will be adding two more roles to his repertoire soon, at San Francisco Opera, where his many roles have included Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), Marcello (La Bohème), Richard Nixon (Nixon in China) and Renato (Un ballo in maschera): Donner in Das Rheingold and Gunther in Götterdämmerung. Other recent engagements have included Captain Balstrode (Peter Grimes) at the Vienna State Opera, Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Jeletzki (Pique Dame) at Zurich Opera and John Proctor (The Crucible) at the Glimmerglass Festival. Forthcoming plans take Brian Mulliagan to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company and English National Opera. This graduate from the Juilliard School is also much in demand for concert work. Orchestras with whom he has appeared have included the Cleveland and Houston orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic: Mahler 8 under Gustavo Dudamel (available on DVD - Deutsche Grammophon).