A graduate of Durham University, bass-baritone Leo Selleck is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Peter Savidge and Andrew Robinson. Leo studied privately before this with Julian Gavin, Jeffrey Black and Paul Austin Kelly, as well as at the Morley College Opera School, London during 2019-20. At the RCM Leo is a Josephine Baker scholar and has so far taken part in masterclasses with Ben Johnson and Susan Manoff, as well as the RCM Bach Cantata project and opera scenes, performing as Don Alfonso Cosi fan Tutte and Warden Dead Man Walking.
Before attending the RCM Leo was a social worker, specialising in adoption and fostering. Alongside this career, he sung as a soloist across a range of repertoire; in concert, recital and on the opera stage. Previous performances include Mozart Vespers for Hastings Philharmonic; Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs; Mozart Requiem at the Cadogan Hall; Brahms Requiem at St-Martin-in-the-Fields and in Oxford; Schutz St Matthew Passion at Douai Abbey with the Nonsuch Singers; Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro for Ensemble Orquesta; a critically acclaimed Huascar/Bellone Les Indes Galantes for Woodhouse Opera; Sailor Dido and Aeneas at St-Martin-in-the-Fields; Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro; Morales Carmen; the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé; Monteverdi Vespers and Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols.
Leo has also been involved in contemporary opera as an original cast member for Stephen Brown's 'Brainland', in the role of Lima, recorded in 2022.
Future plans include:
Chorus for the 2023 Longborough Festival
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Haydn The Creation, conducted by Jeremy Summerly
Leporello Don Giovanni for Arcadian Opera