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Lucas Meachem
Baritone

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Grammy® Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem opened the 2019-20 San Francisco Opera season, singing Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette. He then stepped in to Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Don Giovanni in the title role. Meachem makes his house and role debut as Escamillo in Teatro Regio di Torino’s production of Carmen, and then adds another role to his repertoire as Prince Yeletsky in Pique Dame at Lyric Opera of Chicago. He continues his season in his “signature role for good reason” (Opera News) as Figaro in The Dallas Opera’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and makes his role debut as Rodrigo in The Dallas Opera’s Don Carlo. Meachem closes his season at Opéra national de Paris performing Marcello in La Bohème.
A regular performer across Europe, Meachem has performed the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Den Norske Opera; the title role in Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne Festival and Semperoper Dresden; the title role in Britten’s Billy Budd at Opéra National de Paris; as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Royal Opera House; Wolfram von Eschenbach in Tannhäuser at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan under the baton of Seiji Ozawa; the title role in Eugene Onegin with Komische Oper Berlin and Opéra national de Montpellier; Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles at Bilbao Opera; with the Teatro Real de Madrid in the world premiere of El Viaje a Simorgh, Frank/Fritz in Die Tote Stadt, as well as Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride; and a European tour with Anna Netrebko as Robert in Iolanta with 11 performances at Europe’s most important musical centers and venues including Vienna, Munich, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
Born in North Carolina, Lucas Meachem studied music at Appalachian State University, the Eastman School of Music, and Yale University before becoming an Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera. 

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