About the artist:
Kelly Markgraf is making his HGO mainstage debut. He created the role of Paul Jobs in Mason Bates’s Grammy Award-winning The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at the Santa Fe Opera, as well as the role of Hannah – Before in Laura Kaminsky’s transgender opera As One, one of the most frequently performed new operas in the U.S. today. His recent and upcoming projects include the 2020 HGO Digital production of David T. Little’s Vinkensport as Prince Gabriel III of Belgium’s Trainer’s Son, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Tucson Symphony, and the world premiere of Marc Neikrug’s A Song for Mahler with Chamber Music Northwest. Markgraf has enjoyed collaboration with some of the world’s most esteemed conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Giancarlo Guerrero, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart, and has performed with the nation’s leading symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut as Bernardo in a live concert recording of West Side Story, which was later nominated for a Grammy Award.