The historic War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco is one of the crown jewels of the opera world. The building was built at the turn of the 20th Century, and it houses a fine opera orchestra along with a premiere opera company. Baritone Brian Mulligan is starting a new season with the SF Opera that will be busier than ever. His voice will bring joy to every who hears him, and he is tackling one of the most amazing roles in the opera world today.
#1: What Is Sweeney Todd?
Sweeney Todd is the story of the barber and butcher who killed his clients in the dark of night, and Mr. Mulligan is bringing the role to life on the San Francisco stage. The opera staging at the San Francisco Opera will place Mr. Mulligan at the forefront of an amazing production that highlights his incredible and dark voice. The dark undertones of the Sweeney Todd opera pair with Mulligan’s voice perfectly to open the new season.
The Donizetti opera Lucia di Lammermoor is a Donizetti opera that has not lost its appeal since its original premiere so long ago. Everyone wants to hear Donizetti on the stage, and the baritone Mr. Mulligan offers to the San Francisco Opera pairs perfectly with the opera buffo style of Donizetti. This is yet another role where Mulligan will be prominently featured, and his talents will be able to shine before he continues with eight more productions in the coming year and a half.
#3: Staying Busy in San Francisco
Mr. Mulligan plans to stay busy with the SF Opera over the next 18 months. He has ten total productions lined up, and he is likely to become a fixture at the opera with his amazing voice. The baritone is often the forgotten male voice of the opera, but Brian Mulligan is triumphant whenever he hits the stage. Working with the SF Opera allows Brian a chance to reach more audiences, and the historic War Memorial Opera House is the perfect place to solidify a burgeoning operatic career.
Opera fans must make their way to San Francisco for one of Brian’s many productions, but the most iconic of them all is Sweeney Todd. His version of Sondheim’s psychotic barber will certainly send chills down your spine, and you will walk away wondering how you never heard of this man before.