Three months were spent at Madrid’s Teatro Real as Cecil in a new production of Britten’s Gloriana and as Stolzius in a revival of Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten.
Gloriana was directed by David McVicar and was conducted by Ivor Bolton with Anna Caterina Antonacci as Elizabeth I. Die Soldaten was directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.
“Leigh Melrose was technically flawless”
Gloriana – bachtrack.com, 21 April 2018
“Leigh Melrose, que se deja la piel como Stolzius, al que confiere una gran entidad escénica y vocal”
Die Soldaten – El Pais, 17 May 2018
“…fantástico Leigh Melrose en su atormentado Stolzius, su voz de barítono es noble sin grandes artificios y transmite a la perfección las penurias de su personaje.”
Die Soldaten – Opera World, 24 May 2018
Looking (much) further ahead there will be a return to Madrid for a revival of Calixto’s The Fiery Angel from Zurich and a production of The Passenger. ¡Brillante!