Masterclass: Greg Carpenter, voice

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May 15

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 100, Vocal Rehearsal Room

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

Free admission to observe
No ticket required

 Greg Carpenter is the first individual to hold the title of Ellie Caulkins General & Artistic Director in the 39-year history of Opera Colorado. During his tenure at Opera Colorado, Greg has initiated a new artistic vision for the company which embraces new and rarely performed works presented in innovative ways. This initiative began in 2016 with Opera Colorado’s presentation of the world premiere of Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter and has continued in subsequent seasons with Laura Kaminsky’s As One in 2017, the world premiere of Gerald Cohen’s Steal A Pencil for Me in 2018, Tom Cipullo’s one-act opera titled After Life and Josephine in 2019, and in 2022, Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s The Shining.

Prior to joining Opera Colorado, Greg worked for four years for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, first as a special project coordinator for the President of the National Symphony Orchestra and then as the Director of Development.  Mr. Carpenter was a professional opera singer from 1984 – 1998 singing leading and supporting roles at Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Cleveland Opera and Lyric Opera Cleveland.

Mr. Carpenter received a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Wittenberg University; a Master of Music in vocal performance from Michigan State University and completed Post-Graduate Studies with the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland School of Music.