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Pacific Opera Institute Master Classes with Jerold Siena

Jul 21, 2010


 Jerold Siena is a tenor of international acclaim who has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, and the world's leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie in Brussels, The Bayerische Staatsoper, Rome Opera, New York City Opera and Teatro di San Carlo of Naples. He has appeared under such conductors as James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Andre Previn, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Robert Shaw, James Conlon, George Szell, and Erich Leinsdorf. Stage directors with whom Professor Siena has collaborated include Franco Zeffirelli, Harold Prince, Jonathan Miller, Frank Corsaro and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. In concert and oratorio he has appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Oratorio Society of New York, the Bach Festivals of Carmel, Bethlehem and Baldwin Wallace and with the National Symphony of Washington. He has performed over 30 different recital programs and has sung important premiers of works by Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem and Dominick Argento.  Before teaching at the University of Illinois, Jerold Siena held professorships at the University of Arizona and the Yale School of Music. As Professor of Voice at the University of Illinois Siena is recognized internationally as a master teacher who teaches each summer in Salzburg, Austria and Urbania, Italy. He is much in demand for master classes, which he has presented for the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, the American Opera Center of Chicago Lyric Opera and Westminster Choir College. Several of his students have appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera and major opera and concert venues around the world.

Tuesday, July 27th at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, July 28th at 2:30 PM

Thursday, July 29th, at 1 PM

 Recital Hall

 Admission is free