Baritone Doug MacNaughton, a graduate of the COC Ensemble Studio, returns to the COC as A Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos. With the COC, he has performed as Elviro in Xerxes, the Philosopher in The Golden Ass, as well as roles in Madama Butterfly, Dialogues des Carmélites, Rigoletto, Lulu and Andrea Chénier with the COC. Recent performances include Ben Hubbard in Regina, Major-Domo in Capriccio, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Benoît/Alcindoro in La Bohème for Pacific Opera Victoria, as well as Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha with the Stirling Festival Theatre and Maximillian in Candide with Manitoba Opera. On the concert stage he recently performed in Dave Brubeck’s The Light in the Wilderness with the Elora Festival Singers. Mr. MacNaughton has been commissioning music for baritone and guitar which is intended to be self-accompanied. Some of this music will be featured in a recital called 21st-Century Troubadour at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre on May 24, 2011. Upcoming engagements include multiple roles in John Beckwith’s Crazy to Kill, a detective opera produced by Toronto Masque Theatre.