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Iain MacNeil

Baritone

Iain MacNeil
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The Canadian baritone Iain MacNeil was a member of the Opera Studio at Oper Frankfurt for two years, during which time he sang major roles including Olivier (Capriccio), Werschinin (Eötvös’ Tri sestry), Tadeusz (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), the Baron in an incredibly successful new production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound and Mozart's Figaro, which he also sang at Vancouver Opera. He joins the Ensemble in the 2019/20 season, singing Melot, the Chief of Police and Field Marshal Dörfling in new productions of Tristan und Isolde and Lady Macbeth von Mtensk and Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg and roles in revivals of Julietta, Martha and Rigoletto. Before coming to Frankfurt Iain MacNeil was a member of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto's Opera Studio, where he sang Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata) and Dancaïro (Carmen). He sang Tarquinius in The Rape eof Lucretia at the 2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival and Don Giovanni at Saskatoon Opera. In 2013 this Emmerich Smola scholarship holder took part in the Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project. He was awarded a scholarship by the Richard Wagner Verband Frankfurt in 2018.