The baritone Iain MacNeil left our opera studio to join the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2019/20. This young Canadian artist's roles for the company have included Melot (in a new production of Tristan und Isolde), Lord Tristan Mickleford (Flotow's Martha), Marullo (Rigoletto), the Chief of Police (Lady Macbeth von Mzensk), Olivier (Capriccio), Werschinin (Eötvös’ Tri sestry), Tadeusz (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), 4 roles in Martinů's Julietta and Mozart's Figaro, which he has also sung at Vancouver Opera. He sang Johann in Werther for the first time last season and during 2021/22 he can be heard as the Minstrel in our wonderful production of Humperdinck's seldom performed Königskinder, a role he sang for the first time at the 2021 Tirol Festival in Erl, and Odysseus in a new production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse. Iain MacNeil was a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Opera Studio before he moved to Frankfurt, where roles included 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. He took part in the Salzburg Festival's 2013 Emmerich Smola Young Singers Project and was awarded a scholarship by the Richard Wagner Verband Frankfurt in 2018.