German bass Roman Ialcic covered the roles of Fafner and Hunding for Seattle Opera’s 2013 Der Ring des Nibelungen. His roles include Konchak in Prince Igor, Boris in Boris Godunov, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, and Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra. He also performed Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Open Air Opera Festival in Isny. In 2006, he reached the final round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, and since September 2007 has been engaged as a soloist at the St. Gallen Theater, Switzerland, where his roles have included Escamillo in Carmen, Cascada in The Merry Widow, Lamoral in Arabella, Tomski in The Queen of Spades, Talbot in Giovanna d’Arco, Marchese d’Obigny in La traviata, and Kaspar in Der Freischütz. This March he performed Abimélech in Samson et Dalila at Oper Köln. Upcoming engagements include Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Wuppertal, Germany.