Marcus Shelton has been featured with opera and concert companies around the world including Greek National Opera, Opera Oviedo, and the Les Azuriales festival. In February, Marcus makes his Seattle Opera mainstage debut as Rodriguez in Don Quichotte. Marcus has also been seen regularly around the Northwest with Opera Idaho, Tacoma Opera, Skagit Opera, Spokane Opera, and Spokane Symphony, among others. In the past year Marcus’ roles have included Tonio in Donizetti’s Fille du régiment, Don Ramiro in Rossini’s Cenerentola, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L'elisir d’amore, the tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem Mass, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Marcus recently completed his second year as a young artist with Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program, and last returned as a guest artist in the YAP production of Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream.