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Iain MacNeil

Baritone

Iain MacNeil
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Iain MacNeil, who joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio last season, made his house debut singing a Servant in a new production of Capriccio. This was followed by very successful performances of Tadeusz in Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger, which he learned in a very short time, and Count Ceprano in Rigoletto. During the 2018/19 season this Canadian baritone adds three roles to his repertoire: Werschinin in a new production of Eötvös’ Tri sestry / Three Sisteres, Olivier in Capriccio and Mozart's Figaro. Roles at the Canadian Opera Company, where he was a member of the Opera Studio, were Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata) and Dancaïro (Carmen). He also sang Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia) at the 2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival, Figaro at Vancouver Opera and Don Giovanni at Saskatoon Opera. He was awarded an Emmerich Smola scholarship in 2013 and took part in the Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project.