Leigh Melrose

Ned Keene in Peter Grimes

Biography

The Baritone Leigh Melrose is a graduate of St John’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music. His opera engagements have taken him to companies all over the world where he has sung Demetrius/A Midsummer Night’s Dream for La Monnaie, Escamillo/Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall and with CBSO/Sakari Oramo, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at New York City Opera, Silvio/I Pagliacci for Welsh National Opera, Britten’s Death in Venice at the Liceu Barcelona, Papageno/The Magic Flute and Marcello/La bohème for Opera Zuid, Sid/Albert Herring at the Salzburger Landestheater and for the Opéra Comique and Opéra de Rouen the title role in Jevgeni Onegin; and Papageno/The Magic Flute, The Count/Marriage of Figaro, Rodolfo in Leoncavallo’s La bohème and Junius/The Rape of Lucretia for English National Opera.
In 09-10 engagements include Ned Keane/Peter Grimes for Falnders Opera and Opera Oviedo, Papageno/The Magic Flute for Seattle Opera, Second Apprentice/Wozzeck in concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in London and Paris, the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s Die Besessenen at Theater an der Wien, concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vassily Petrenko, the Hebrides Ensemble and the Orquesta de Cadeques.

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