Turkish bass Burak Bilgili made his Seattle Opera debut as Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth and returns as Don Basilio in Rossini’s Barber of Seville in January 2010. He recently made his San Francisco Opera debut as Ferrando in Verdi’s Trovatore, a role he has also sung at the Metropolitan Opera and in Geneva. He has sung Duke Alfonso in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at Teatro alla Scala, Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Geneva, Giorgio in Bellini’s Puritani at the Savonlinna Festival, Nourabad in Bizet’s Pêcheurs de perles at Florida Grand Opera, the villains in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann at the Virginia Opera, and Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore at Michigan Opera Theatre. Other roles have included Colline in Puccini’s Bohème, Walter in Verdi’s Luisa Miller, and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen. He has been seen at Canadian Opera Company, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Palm Beach Opera, among others. Upcoming, he sings Fiesco in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra in Montreal.