Grant Neale made his Seattle Opera debut as Frosch in the 1999 production of Die Fledermaus and returns here in 2006 for the same role. Neale has played Frosch for numerous American companies including San Francisco Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Madison Opera, and the Opera Company of Philadelpia. He appeared as Penizek in the Santa Fe Opera’s 1995 production of Kálmán’s Countess Maritza and has since played Penizek for Los Angeles Opera and the Santa Fe revival in 1999. In 2002, Mr. Neale made his debut with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as the Old Prisoner in Offenbach’s Perichole. His other opera roles include Njegus in Lehar’s Merry Widow, the Major-Domo in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Puck in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. A member of New York’s Ridiculous Theater Company, Neale has also performed at regional theaters across the country and made his European debut as Lech in Brother Truckers at London’s Drill Hall Arts Center and at the Edinburgh Festival. In Germany, he performed various roles in A Christmas Carol with the American Drama Group.