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Opera Talk with Jay Lesenger

Jul 22, 2024

Join us for a fascinating Opera Talk with opera director/conductor Jay Lesenger. Berkshire High Peaks talks are free and open to the public! All events are at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. No registration necessary.

Jay Lesenger

During Jay Lesenger’s more than 45-year career as stage director, administrator andteacher, he has become known for intelligent, honest productions which aredramatically compelling and musically knowledgeable. Mr. Lesenger has produced and directed more than two hundred opera productions for the New York City Opera,Chautauqua Opera Company, Atlanta, Hawaii, Milwaukee, New Orleans (the world premiere of Thea Musgrave’s “Pontalba”), Opera Carolina, Opera Grand Rapids, OperaPacific, Palm Beach, Pittsburgh, San Diego,Virginia and many others. His Europeandebut was with Opera Nordfjord, Norway, and he has directed for Volkstheater Rostockin Germany.

A frequent adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Opera Index and other vocal competitions, heholds a Masters degree from Indiana University and aBachelors of Music & Theater fromHofstra University.His Acting master classes for singers are transformative. See full bio here.

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July 22
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bard College at Simon’s Rock
The Kellogg Center, 84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, 01230 United States
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