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JEFFREY LENTZ

An extremely versatile performer, the tenor Jeffrey Lentz is gifted with innate stage presence as a singer, actor and dancer. He has appeared in opera, operetta and musical theatre with equal success in the United States, Canada and Europe. His long association with New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera has included appearances as Jack Bartlett in Sousa’s The Glass Blowers; Jo, the Loiterer, in Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s The Mother of Us All; Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw; the Ballad Singer in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni; and Tamino in The Magic Flute. He won critical acclaim for his performance as Johnny Inkslinger in Britten’s Paul Bunyan for Glimmerglass Opera, which he repeated for a "Live from Lincoln Center" telecast from New York City Opera. He created the rôle of the Young Collector in the world première of André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire for San Francisco Opera, recorded and televised, and he created the rôle of Dorian Gray in the world première of Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. He has appeared as Matteo in Arabella with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Laurie in Little Women with Opera Pacific, Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Garsington Opera, Count Belfiore in La finta giardiniera with Opera Zuid; and Saphir in Offenbach’s Barbe-Bleue with L’Opéra Français de New York. A native of Philadelphia, Jeffrey Lentz is a graduate in Theatre and Music from Albright College. He holds a Masters Degree in Music in Vocal Performance from the School of Music at Yale University and received a Lucy G. Moses Fellowship. He has served as an adjudicator to the Graduate Program in Musical Theatre at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and continues to serve as an adjunct professor to the Departments of Theatre and Music at Albright College in Reading, PA.
Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
PREVIN: Streetcar Named Desire (A) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100138
Opera DVD
THOMAS: Desire Under the Elms Naxos
8.669001-02
Opera





 
 
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