The American baritone Brian Mulligan sings Golaud (role debut) in this first revival of Claus Guth's award-winning production of Pelléas et Mélisande at Oper Frankfurt, where he has also sung Prospero in Adès' The Tempest, Tadeusz in Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger (and again on tour with the company at the Festwochen in Vienna) and Amfortas in Parsifal. He sings regularly at leading opera houses in America including San Francisco Opera, where roles have included Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), Marcello (La Bohème), Richard Nixon (Nixon in China) and Renato (Un ballo in maschera) and where he will be singing Donner in Das Rheingold and Gunther in Götterdämmerung (role debuts). Other recent engagements have included 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 (Robert Ward's The Crucible) at the Glimmerglass Festival. Other places where Brian Mulligan has sung in recent seasons have included the Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Canadian Opera Company and English National Opera in London. This graduate from the Julliard School has appeared in concert with many leading orchestras including the Cleveland and Houston orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic – Mahler 8 under Gustavo Dudamel (available on DVD Deutsche Grammophon).