Brian Mulligan is an American operatic baritone. Born in New York, he studied at Yale University and The Juilliard School. He débuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003 in Die Frau ohne Schatten and has gone on to perform with the Wiener Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Oper Frankfurt, Canadian Opera Company, Wexford Festival Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Theater an der Wien and at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan. Brian is particularly drawn to singing contemporary works, and in 2016 he created the rôle of Jack Torrance in Paul Moravec’s The Shining with Minnesota Opera, to rave reviews. Other recent appearances include the title rôles in John Adam’s Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer, Peter Lieberson’s The World in Flower and the world premiere of James Primosch’s Songs for Adam. He has performed with many of the finest orchestras in America, including the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Houston and Atlanta, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.