The baritone Iain MacNeil leaves the Opera Studio to join the Ensemble in the 2019/20 season, during which he can be heard as Melot in Tristan und Isolde, the Chief of Police in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Feldmarschall Dörfling in Der Prinz von Homburg - all new productions – and roles in Julietta, Martha and Rigoletto. This young Canadian's roles for the company have included Olivier (Capriccio), Werschinin (Eötvös’ Tri sestry), Tadeusz (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger) and Mozart's Figaro, a role he has sung for Vancouver Opera. Iain MacNeil was a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Opera Studio before he came to Frankfurt, where he sang Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata) and Dancaïro (Carmen). He sang Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia at the 2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival and Don Giovanni at Saskatoon Opera. This prize winning artist won a scholarship from the Emmerich Smola foundation to take part in the Salzburg Festival's 2013 Young Singers Project. He was awarded a scholarship by the Richard Wagner Verband Frankfurt in 2018.