Puerto Rican bass Ricardo Lugo made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Un Barnabotto in La Gioconda and has since been involved in multiple productions with the company, including The Nose, Ariadne auf Naxos, Khovanshchina, Billy Budd, La fanciulla del West, Adriana Lecouvreur, Macbeth, The Gambler, Otello, Tannhäuser, Tosca, Turandot, Manon Lescaut, 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, and Don Fernando in Fidelio, and has sung Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Memphis and Mr. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor with Boston Midsummer Opera. With the San Francisco Opera he has appeared as Reinmar von Zweter in Tannhäuser, the Second Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Sarastro in their adapted “Magic Flute” for families, and covered Banquo in Macbeth. Additional recent highlights include his return to The Metropolitan Opera as Hans Schwarz in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Il bonzo in Madama Butterfly; the Prison Guard in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, the Sacristan in Tosca, and Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Sarasota Opera and the Princeton Festival. In the 2016–17 season he will return to Michigan Opera Theater as the French General in Silent Night, debut with Virginia Opera as Timur in Turandot, and return to the Metropolitan Opera for Salome.