Brian Mulligan



Hailed by The New York Times for “a voice that is rich, secure, and really, really big” and by Opera News for having “a wonderful, rich voice and a fine stage presence,” baritone Brian Mulligan frequently appears with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies.

In the 2016-2017 season, Brian Mulligan will make his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes, with returns to Opernhaus Zürich for his signature role of Valentin in Faust, and Oper Frankfurt for his role debut of Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande. On the symphonic front, Brian Mulligan will return to the San Francisco Symphony for Mahler’s Das klagende Lied led by Michael Tilson Thomas, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony conducted by Robert Spano, as well as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for John Adams’s The Wound Dresser. This season will also see the release of his recording featuring Dominick Argento’s Andrée Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf on the Naxos label.

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“A third newcomer to the production was baritone Brian Mulligan as Marguerite’s unforgiving brother, Valentin. He brought burnished tone and deep feeling to his famous aria, “Avant de quitter ces lieux”; then came close to stealing the entire show with a death scene that was riveting in its raw intensity”

“Brian Mulligan offers a wonderful baritone as Enrico, Lucia’s controlling brother.”

Betty Mohr

Chicago Sun Times