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Gawain and the Green Knight

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A semi-staged role debut as Birtwhistle’s Gawain with the BBCSO at the Barbican. “with Leigh Melrose incandescent in the title role…” The Times, 19 May 2014 “Leigh Melrose was Gawain, charting his character’s personal journey from cocksure innocence to pained experience very surely” The Guardian, 18 May 2014 “In a role he created John Tomlinson […]


Wozzeck at ENO

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“Musically, it’s astonishing. Melrose, giving the performance of a lifetime, charts Wozzeck’s disintegration with unflinching veracity and an extraordinary expressive range that veers from lyrical intensity to snarl or eerie falsetto” The Guardian, May 2013 “It’s hard watching Leigh Melrose as Wozzeck, a broken man shuffling from one abuse to another, fixated only on providing […]