A graduate of Durham University and the Royal College of Music, bass-baritone Leo Selleck has studied with Peter Savidge, Julian Gavin, Jeffrey Black and Paul Austin Kelly, as well as at the Morley College Opera School. At the RCM Leo was a Josephine Baker scholar and took 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. In 2023, Leo was accepted to take part in the Przemysl International Opera Competition in Poland and in 2024 will join the Glyndebourne Festival chorus.
On the opera stage he was part of the 2023 Longborough Festival Opera chorus, covering the role of Wotan and performed Leporello Don Giovanni for Arcadian Opera at Stowe. Other opera roles have included 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 and Morales Carmen. Leo has sung a range of oratorio repertoire including most recently Handel Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral; Haydn The Creation with Jeremy Summerly; Mozart Requiem at the Cadogan Hall; Brahms Requiem at St-Martin-in-the-Fields and in Oxford; Schutz St Matthew Passion at Douai Abbey, and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in Sussex.
Leo has also been involved in contemporary opera as an original cast member for Stephen Brown's 'Brainland' (www.brainlandtheopera.co.uk), in the role of Lima, recorded in 2022 and filmed in October 2023. Other future plans include Sciarrone/Gaolor Tosca in a concert performance with the Lambeth Orchestra and Stanford Songs of the Sea in concert.