“strong and satisfying as ever.” | San Francisco Opera.

For its 100th season, San Francisco Opera opened strongly with Madama Butterfly featuring Karah Son, Michael Fabiano, and Lucas Meachem. Some captivating reviews of Meachem’s performance:

As the benign American consul Sharpless, a role that can often sound fuzzy and indistinct, baritone Lucas Meachem gave a 

superbly forward performance that made the character’s blend of virtue and moral weakness shine forth. – San Francisco Chronicle

Meachem was as strong and satisfying as ever. Foregoing the handsome warmth of his lyric baritone, he sang in a voice that reflected authority, concern, and alarm. And in the final act, when his heart opened to Butterfly’s plight as a young mother forced to give up her son to a stranger, the warmth that makes him such an endearing favorite of San Francisco audiences came to the fore. – San Francisco Classical Voice