Jay Hunter Morris made his Seattle Opera debut as Anatol in the 1999 production of Barber’s Vanessa and returned here to sing Pinkerton in the 2002 production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in 2005. In 1995, Morris created the role of Tony in Terrance McNally’s play Master Class at Philadelphia Theatre Company. Since then, he has performed with opera companies throughout the United States and Europe. Morris made his San Francisco Opera debut as Mitch in the world premiere of Previn’s Streetcar Named Desire. Other roles in San Francisco include Walther von Stolzing in Wagner’s Meistersinger (a role he sang at Frankfurt Opera for his debut in Germany), Father Grenville in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and Captain James Nolan in the world premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic. Recently, Morris has sung Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Dallas Opera, Erik in Wagner’s Fliegende Holländer with Arizona Opera, and Unferth in the world premiere of Eliot Goldenthal’s Grendel with Los Angeles Opera. He returns to Seattle Opera in 2007 as Erik.