Figaro in The Barber of Seville
About the Artist:
Lucas Meachem is making his HGO debut. His latest honor came at the 2016 Grammy Awards when he took home a Grammy for Best Opera Recording as Figaro in Los Angeles Opera’s production of The Ghosts of Versailles; also in 2016, he was named the winner of San Francisco Opera’s inaugural Emerging Star of the Year Award. He has sung Figaro in The Barber of Seville with the Vienna State Opera; Den Norske Opera; and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. His 2017–18 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Marcello in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of La bohème, Athanaël in Thaïs with the Minnesota Opera, a return to the Dresden Semperoper to reprise the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and a series of concerts in Salzburg, Monte Carlo, Montreal, Prague, and Napa Valley. Meachem’s recent engagements include a return to San Francisco as Dr. Malatesta in Laurent Pelly’s production of Don Pasquale, a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago for his role debut as Chorèbe in Les Troyens under Sir Andrew Davis, his house and role debut as Sharpless in Madame Butterfly at the Dallas Opera, a reprise of Don Giovanni with the Dresden Semperoper, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro with Teatros del Canal in several locations throughout Spain, and Silvio in Pagliacci with the Metropolitan Opera directed by Sir David McVicar. Recent concert engagements include Ein Deutsches Requiem with conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Prague Philharmonia.