AZO Cast Members & Creatives
With a “resonant” bass sound Puerto Rican bass Ricardo Lugo is a versatile international artist in demand on the operatic and concert scene. Having made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Un Barnabotto in La Gioconda, Ricardo has since been involved in multiple productions with the company including Shostakovich’s The Nose, Ariadne auf Naxos, Khovanshchina, Billy Budd, La fanciulla del West, Adriana Lecouvreur, Macbeth, The Gambler, 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 Elixir of Love with Opera Memphis, Mr. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor with Boston Midsummer Opera, the Sacristan in Tosca and Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro with Sarasota Opera, and Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro with the Princeton Festival.
Last season saw Mr. Lugo’s return to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of Otello, Tannhäuser, Tosca, Turandot, Manon Lescaut, and Madama Butterfly. In the 2016/17 season, he will debut with the America Symphony Orchestra as Wachtmeister/Der Holsteiner in Richard Strauss’ Friedenstag, 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.