Brian Mulligan keeps impressing audiences in San Francisco with his talent and gorgeous baritone voice. Brian Mulligan currently has the star role in San Francisco Opera’s debut performance of Sweeney Todd. He has been in several other San Francisco Opera productions including Les Troyens and Renato, and received much critical acclaim for his role as Richard Nixon in Nixon in China that he performed in at its San Francisco Opera debut in 2012. In addition to his performances at the San Francisco Opera, he has performed at many of the other greatest opera houses in the world including Opernhaus Zurich, Oper Frankfurt, the Canadian Opera Compay, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Houston Grand Opera. Brian Mulligan has also performed at many fine orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony, and in 2012 he performed for Mahler’s 8th Symphony conducted by Gustavo Dudamel that was released on DVD with the recording by Deutsche Grammophon. Opera News has hailed Brian Mulligan for “a wonderful, rich voice and a fine stage presence.”
Brian Mulligan was born in Endicott, New York and attended Yale University and the Julliard school for his advanced education and voice training. He had his debut in Die Frau ohne Schatten in 2003 at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC while he was still studying at Julliard. His main voice instructor is W. Stephen Smith, whom he still studies with today. He went on to impress audiences and garner great reviews. For his performance of Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, he received the impressive review from MusicalAmerica.com: “A third newcomer to the production was Baritone Brian Mulligan as Marguerite’s unforgiving brother, Valentin. He brought burnished tone and deep feeling to his famous aria, ‘Avant de quitter ces lieux’; then came close to stealing the entire show with a death scene that was riveting in its raw intensity.”
Brian Mulligan’s upcoming schedule of performances include Lucia di Lammermoor as Enrico, and a performance again at the San Francisco Opera starring as Roderick Usher in the anticipated double-bill of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison Usher. He will also be returning to the Metropolitan Opera for the role of Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, starring with Placido Domingo under the direction of James Levine.