Paul LaRosa


An alumnus of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, the American baritone returns to the company this season in the role he portrayed at Lyric during 2009|10, his debut season. In addition to his Lyric appearance in El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, he portrayed Enrique in that work last season at both Houston Grand Opera and San Diego Opera. Among La Rosa’s major operatic achievements are his performances in Shostakovich’s Moscow Cheryomushki (Chicago Opera Theater), The Death of Klinghoffer (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Billy Budd (Los Angeles Opera), Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera of Kansas City), and La fanciulla del West, L’enfant et les sortilèges, El retablo de maese Pedro, The Rape of Lucretia, and Romeo and Juliet (all at Virginia’s Castleton Festival). Prestigious orchestral appearances include Maximilian/Candide (Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood), the Brahms Requiem (European debut in Rome, Lorin Maazel conducting), and Copland’s Old American Songs (Cleveland Orchestra). La Rosa is a former member of the Juilliard Opera Center and both the Glimmerglass and Merola Opera programs

Previously at Lyric Opera: Viscount Cascada/The Merry Widow (2015|16); Enrique/El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (world premiere, 2014|15); Jud Fry/Oklahoma! (2012|13); Hermann/Les contes d’Hoffmann (2011|12).

Last updated: November 14, 2015