Leo Hussain conducts Leigh Melrose’s debut as Wozzeck in Salzburg
Published: 02 May 2012
Category: Vocal & Opera
On May 11 British baritone Leigh Melrose (pictured) will make his debut in the title role of Berg’s Wozzeck in Salzburg at the Landestheater under the baton of musical director Leo Hussain.
The highly demanding role of is a natural transition for Melrose, who has developed a formidable reputation for the performance of contemporary music. This season he has been heard as Tadeusz The Passenger at English National Opera, Ned Keene Peter Grimes at Opera Oviedo and in Matthias Pintscher’s Solomon’s Garden with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, conducted by the composer. Following Salzburg, he will sing Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn with the Philharmonia, Gilbert and Sullivan and Britten at the BBC Proms, Rihm’s Der maler träumt at the Maggio Musicale festival, Papageno Die Zauberflöte in Spain and concerts at the Trondheim Chamber Festival.
Leo Hussain was appointed Music Director at the Landestheater Salzburg in 2009 and has been gaining international acclaim following his sensational performances at Théâtre de la Monnaie, Oper Frankfurt and English National Opera. Having just made his debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin conducting Tosca, Hussain will also conduct Les Pêcheurs de perles (Yoshi Oida production) at Opéra Comique, and La Donna del Lago at Theater an der Wien.
Wozzeck opens on May 11 with further performances scheduled on May 13, 19, 22, 24 and June 1.