Bass-baritone Calvin Griffin, a native of Columbus, Ohio, debuts with Florida Grand Opera this season. This past summer, he made his Glimmerglass Festival debut singing Fabrizio and covering Gottardo in Rossini’s La gazza ladra, as well as covering Greer Grimsley in the title role of Sweeney Todd. He also completed his third year as a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, where he appeared most recently as the Captain in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Zuniga in Carmen, and Pistola in Falstaff. He recently made his Opera Columbus debut as Colline in La bohème, and returned to Santa Fe Opera as an apprentice artist where his assignments included Count Ceprano in Rigoletto and Hortensius in La fille du régiment. Additionally, Calvin has participated in the young artist programs of Des Moines Metro Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. This season at FGO, he can be seen as Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Victor in Before Night Falls, and Samuel in A Masked Ball, and will study-cover the roles of Escamillo and Zuniga in Carmen as well as Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin.