Così fan tutte
June 30; July 10, 13, 15, 2016
Bass-baritone Kristopher Irmiter (Don Alfonso) has performed over 100 roles with more than 60 opera companies in his critically acclaimed career. Of a recent performance in the title role of Der fliegende Holländer, the Salt Lake Tribune wrote, “Irmiter brought a sense of vulnerability to the cursed Dutchman, whose quest had previously met with disappointment. His focused baritone allowed him to resonate above the orchestra.” This season’s engagements included performances of Angelotti in Tosca at San Diego Opera, Le Comte de Gormas in Le Cid at Odyssey Opera, and the title role of Don Pasquale at Florida Grand Opera. Next season, he will star in a new World Premiere opera presented by Arizona Opera as Bishop Dyer in Riders of the Purple Sage, and will return to Michigan Opera Theatre as Lt. Horstmayer in Silent Night. Irmiter performs in many of the country’s top houses, such as Lyric Opera of Chicago in his début as Scarpia in Tosca; San Francisco Opera in his début as Escamillo in Carmen; and San Diego Opera as the Fifth Jew in Salome, Ned Keene in Peter Grimes, Masetto in Don Giovanni, and Second Priest in Pizzetti’s Assassinio nella cattedrale (an operatic adaptation of the T.S. Eliot play Murder in the Cathedral). Recent engagements also include the title role of Der fliegende Holländer with Michigan Opera Theatre, as well as Daland in the same opera with Opera Carolina; and Athanaël in Thaïs with Florida Grand Opera.