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Brian Mulligan

Brian Mulligan

Baritone Brian Mulligan is equally renowned as an interpreter of classic works by Wagner and Strauss, as well as of the most challenging 20th and 21st century operas. His striking stage portrayals have taken him to leading opera houses throughout Europe and North America. He makes regular appearances with the leading American orchestras and in recital.


Brian Mulligan begins the 2023/24 season with a return to San Francisco Opera in his role debut as Telramund in a new David Alden production of Lohengrin with Eun Sun Kim conducting. He then makes his role and house debut as Barak in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. In the spring, Mulligan sings Wotan in Die Walküre on tour with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic with performances in the Netherlands, Germany and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. He closes the season with another house and role debut, at the Teatro Regio di Torino in the title role of Der fliegende Holländer in a production by Willy Decker and conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann.


The 2022/23 season marked Mulligan’s role debut as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, in two house debuts at Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli and at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the latter under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. The season also saw his return to the Metropolitan Opera, first as the Herald in a new François Girard production of Lohengrin with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and then in a role debut as Faninal Der Rosenkavalier with Simone Young conducting.