San Francisco Opera's Ring Cycle and the Upcoming Season!

This season, continuing his reign as a leading interpreter of the god Wotan, Grimsley reprises his signature role in "Der Ring des Nibelungen" with San Francisco Opera. Of Grimsley’s recent performance of the role, Opera News hailed “Grimsley projected iron power with a sumptuously beautiful voice, smooth as silk, precise of text.” Greer will also be returning to Houston Grand Opera to reprise the role of Orest in "Elektra" and continuing his international forays as Kurwenal in "Tristan und Isolde" with Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

Additionally, he sings the title role of "Macbeth" with Opera San Antonio, Pirate King in "Pirates of Penzance" with San Diego Opera, Scarpia in "Tosca" with Michigan Opera Theatre, and sings excerpts from "Die Walküre" with Pacific Symphony. Future engagements through 2020 include multiple returns to Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera.

2015-2016 Season and More!

This season he will appear as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at San Francisco Opera; Scarpia in Tosca at San Diego Opera; Jochanaan in Salome with New National Theatre Tokyo; the title role in Der fliegende Holländer at Seattle Opera and Palacio de la Opera in Coruña, Spain; and the title role in Sweeney Todd at the Glimmerglass Festival.

Future engagements through 2018 include returns to The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, and the New National Theatre Tokyo.

Greer Grimsley announces the 2014-2015 Season and beyond!

Having performed the role of John the Baptist in Salome with San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Vancouver Opera, Greer is excited to be making his Dallas Opera debut this season with Deborah Voigt in the title role. The San Francisco Chronicle exclaimed: "Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley was a thunderous and dramatically compelling Jokanaan. Grimsley invested the part with rhetorical strength and an air of moral solidity - the perfect antithesis to Salome's eroticized jitters."

Other engagements this season include Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West with Minnesota Opera, a return to Seattle Opera as Scarpia in Tosca, the High Priest in Samson et Dalilah with Atlanta Symphony, and his long awaited debut as the sadistically demonic barber, Sweeney Todd for Vancouver Opera!

Future seasons through 2017 will include returns to the Metropolitan Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Gran Teatre del Liceu, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, as well as a debut with the Ravinia Festival.

A brilliantly updated ‘Fidelio’ comes to Santa Fe

Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley made for a genuinely menacing Pizarro/Nazi officer without allowing his portrayal to slip into parody. His sharp, crisp, biting approach to both the verbal and vocal aspects of his role, adding to the oppressive atmosphere of the opera before redemption is at hand.

Seattle Opera launches a new “Ring” cycle CD set and the International Wagner Competition

The 2013 “Der Ring des Nibelungen“ is Seattle Opera's first live audio recording, and its first recording of Wagner’s epic opera cycle about the Norse gods and their downfall. Released in June, the recording was made last year in McCaw Hall with a specially calibrated custom microphone system that captures the big, dramatic voices required for this music. Available as a 14-CD box set, digital download or online streaming, the recording features Greer Grimsley (Wotan), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka, Second Norn and Waltraute), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund) and Alwyn Mellor (Brűnnhilde) among others, and captures what Jenkins calls the best “Ring” he produced in his 31 years with the company.

The recording is available for $150 through, commercially through, and in box set from Sept. 9.

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