Earle Patriarco made his Seattle Opera debut as Figaro in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia and returned here to sing Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in 2005. This California-born baritone made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Ping in Puccini’s Turandot in 1996. At the Met, his roles include Belcore in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore, Falke in J. Strauss’s Fledermaus, Marcello in Puccini’s Bohème, and Figaro, a role he has also sung at the San Francisco Opera and Boston Lyric Opera. His European debut took place in 1996 as Marcello in Puccini’s Bohème at the Stuttgart Staatsoper. He has also appeared as Valentin in Gounod’s Faust at the Bastille Opera in Paris, as Marcello at the Berlin Staatsoper, and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Real in Madrid. He debuted at Bavarian State Opera as Marcello and with Houston Grand Opera as Belcore. He sang his first Papageno in Mozart’s Zauberflöte with Boston Lyric Opera. He has sung at Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, and Oper Frankfurt. He returns to Seattle Opera in 2006 as Taddeo in Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri.