American bass-baritone Greer Grimsley is internationally recognized as an outstanding singing actor and one of the most prominent Wagnerian singers of our day. Continuing his reign as a leading interpreter of Wotan, he sings this role in the Metropolitan Opera’s Ring cycle in the spring of 2013. In addition to performing this role once again in 2013 with Seattle Opera, his engagements include Don Pizarro in Fidelio with Seattle Opera, the four villians in The Tales of Hoffmann at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and the High Priest in Samson et Dalila in his hometown of New Orleans. He has also performed the role of Wotan in Die Walküre and Das Rheingold at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in the full Ring cycle with the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Cologne Opera, and on tour in Shanghai. Recent engagements also include Telramund in Lohengrin with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Danish Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Seattle Opera; Amfortas in Parsifal with the Metropolitan Opera; and the title role of The Flying Dutchman at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Opéra National de Lorraine and Seattle Opera.