Robert Brubaker has sung 12 roles at the Met, most recently Mime in Wagner's Das Rheingold and Siegfried, the Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, and Mao Tse-Tung in the Met premiere of John Adams's Nixon in China. Later this season, he will sing Mime in a complete Ring cycle at the Met and a new production of Siegfried in Palermo, and sing in a double bill of Puccini's Il Tabarroand Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
Mark Delavan's past performances with the Met include Amonasro in Verdi's Aida, the role of his debut; Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier; Alfio in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana; Don Carlo in Verdi's La Forza del Destino; Scarpia in Tosca; and the title roles in Verdi's Nabucco and Simon Boccanegra. Later this season, he sings Wotan in the Ring cycle at both the Met (in his company role debut) and Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Dutchman in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer with Arizona Opera.
Marco Armiliato has led performances of 21 operas by a variety of composers over his 15-year Met career. Last season, he conducted the company premiere of Donizetti's Anna Bolena as well as performances of Verdi's Ernani and Aida, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and Rossini's IL Barbiere di Siviglia. Later this season, he will conduct performances of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Met and the Munich Festival; Giordano's Andrea Chénier at the Vienna State Opera; and Puccini's La Rondine at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.