Ted Lee makes his Seattle Opera debut in Manon Lescaut. He comes to Seattle from Wisconsin, where he made his Madison Opera debut in 2004 as Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot, a role he has also sung at Natchez Opera Festival. Lee returns to Natchez Opera Festival and Madison Opera in 2005 to sing Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. Other roles for this former trumpeter and choir conductor include Rodolfo in Puccini’s Bohème, which he sang at Hanyang University as a student and with Lyric Opera New Jersey in concert in 2001, Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which he sang with New Jersey State Opera in 2002, and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which he sang in Hiroshima in 2003. Lee made his debut in his native Korea as Des Grieux with National Opera Company of Korea in 2001. He returned to that company the following year for title role of Verdi’s Otello. Other performances in Korea include Mieun in Yeon-Tack Hong’s Wedding Day at Daejeon Opera. Upcoming engagements include concert and recital tours in Korea in the spring of 2005 and a return to Madison for the gala concert Opera in the Park.