With a “resonant” bass sound Puerto Rican bass Ricardo Lugo is a versatile international artist in demand on the operatic and concert scene. Having made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Un Barnabotto in La Gioconda, Ricardo has since been involved in multiple productions with the company including Shostakovich’s The Nose, Otello, Tannhäuser, Tosca, Turandot, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Ariadne auf Naxos, Khovanshchina, Billy Budd, La fanciulla del West, Adriana Lecouvreur, Macbeth, The Gambler, Die Zauberflöte, and Salome. In recent seasons, Mr. Lugo has joined Michigan Opera Theater as Timur in Turandot, Alfieri in Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge, Don Fernando in Fidelio, and the French General in Silent Night. Additionally, he has sung Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Memphis, Mr. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor with Boston Midsummer Opera, the Sacristan in Tosca and Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Sarasota Opera, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with the Princeton Festival, Wachtmeister/Der Holsteiner in Richard Strauss’ Friedenstag with the America Symphony Orchestra, Timur in Turandot with Virginia Opera, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera, Sacristan in Tosca with Arizona Opera.


The 2019-2020 season included the Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Michigan Opera Theatre and Beethoven’s Mass with the Phoenix Symphony as well as cancelled performances of La Wally with Sarasota Opera, Don Giovanni with Opera Naples and Festival Lyrique-en-Mer, and the Metropolitan Opera’s Tosca. This season’s engagements include Oroveso in Norma with Musica Viva Hong Kong as well as cancelled performances of Frida with Opera Southwest, La bohème in Puerto Rico, and Ramfis in Aïda with Pittsburgh Opera. Future seasons will see returns to Virginia Opera, Nashville Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera.

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