American baritone Lucas Meachem is an internationally sought-after performer whose compelling lyric baritone voice and dramatic interpretations have led him to the world’s most important operatic stages. Hailed by critics for his "fluent, lyrical phrasing" (San Francisco Chronicle) as well as his "natural vocalism and theatricality" (Chicago Sun-Times), his 2015-16 season brings both new and signature repertoire to theaters across the United States and Europe. He begins the season in his debut with Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Norway as the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia, a role which he reprises in November in his highly anticipated return to the San Francisco Opera. Meachem makes two role debuts this season in the United States: as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata with Opera Birmingham, and as Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale with the Palm Beach Opera. Meachem returns to the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse in April as Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and closes his season with his debut at Semperoper Dresden as the title role in Don Giovanni.
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