Tenor Marcus Shelton makes his debut with MOR in the 2012 performance of The Emperor of Atlantis. Marcus has been featured with opera and concert companies around the world including Greek National Opera, Opera Oviedo, and the Les Azuriales festival in Nice, France. Marcus is also seen regularly around the Northwest with Seattle Opera, Opera Idaho, Tacoma Opera, Skagit Opera, Spokane Opera, and Spokane Symphony. Marcus is also a regular National Anthem performer for the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.
With "excellent control and high notes to blow the roof off," Tenor Marcus Shelton continues to receive high praise for his singing and acting. Of Mr. Shelton, Opera Now magazine says: “[Marcus] used his ample but suave voice with imagination and versatility.”
Marcus’ recent roles include Tonio in Donizetti’s Fille du Regiment, Don Ramiro in Rossini’s Cenerentola, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’amore, the tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s requiem, and Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Marcus was a member of Seattle Opera’s prestigious young artist program for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, where his roles included Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, Don Jose in Peter Brook’s Tragedie de Carmen, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Beppe in Donizetti’s Rita, and several others.