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 2016-17 season brings both new and signature repertoire to theaters across the United States and Europe. Named the winner of San Francisco Opera's inaugural "Emerging Star of the Year" Award in 2016, Meachem returns to San Francisco in September as Dr. Malatesta in Laurent  Pelly's production of Donizetti's comic masterpiece Don Pasquale. Meachem returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in November for performances of Les Troyens under Principal Conductor Sir Andrew Davis, followed by his house and role debuts as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Dallas Opera. Meachem returns to Europe in April as the title role of Don Giovanni with Semperoper Dresden, where in 2015 he performed on the televised New Year's Eve Silvesterkonzert with Christian Thielemann and pianist Lang Lang ... read full bio