Internationally renowned tenor Jerold Siena, who has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and at the world’s leading opera houses, will present a master class at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Friday, Feb. 15.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

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.

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 more than 30 different recital programs and has sung important premieres of works by Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem and Dominick Argento.

Siena is currently professor of voice at the University of Illinois. Previously he held professorships at the University of Arizona and the Yale School of Music.

Professor 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.

For more information about the recital, contact the WVU College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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