Leigh Melrose makes his Seattle Opera debut as Papageno in Mozart’s Magic Flute in 2011. His recent performances include the Britten roles of Ned Keene in Peter Grimes at English National Opera, and Sid in Albert Herring at Opéra-Comique and in Rouen. Future engagements for the baritone include Ned Keene with Vlaamse Opera and Cholawicki in the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s Besessenen in Vienna. Melrose’s roles at English National Opera have included Bartley in Williams’ Riders to the Sea, Demetrius in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Achilles in Offenbach’s Belle Hélène, Junius in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, Melot in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen, Marco in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Papageno. He has performed the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at Longborough Festival Opera, Figaro in Rossini’s Barber of Seville at New York City Opera, Marcello in Puccini’s Bohème in Maastricht, Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci in Cardiff, the English Clerk in Britten’s Death in Venice at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Demetrius at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.