Kim Josephson, who made his Seattle Opera debut in May singing Jack Rance in Puccini’s Fanciulla del West, returns to the company as Rigoletto, a role he has sung at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. Other Met credits for this Texan baritone include Belcore in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore, Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, the Herald in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Germont in Verdi’s Traviata, Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Peter in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Roucher in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Ping in Puccini’s Turandot, Marcello in Puccini’s Bohème, and the Count in the Met’s premiere of Richard Strauss’s Capriccio. He created Eddie Carbone in William Bolcom’s View from the Bridge at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1999 and later performed the role at the Met. Josephson sang Eddie Carbone for the New World Records’ release of the opera. In recent seasons, he has made debuts at Vienna State Opera, San Diego Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Baltimore Opera, Tulsa Opera, Vancouver Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and the Spoleto Festival USA. Upcoming engagements include a return to the Met in several roles including DeGuiche in the new production of Alfano’s Cyrano and a debut with Washington Opera as Eddie Carbone.