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 L’elisir d’amore with Opera Memphis and Mr. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor with Boston Midsummer Opera.
Engagements for the 2014-2015 season included his return to The Metropolitan Opera as Hans Schwarz in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the Prison Guard in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, the Sacristan in Tosca and Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Sarasota Opera, as well as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with the Princeton Festival.
The 2015-2016 season sees his return to the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Otello, Tannhäuser, Tosca, Turandot, Manon Lescaut, and Madama Butterfly. Next 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.