Drs. Liz Grimm and Jack Roth/Carolyn J. Levy Fellow
Mary in The Flying Dutchman. First-year HGO Studio artist. Previously: First prize and Online Viewers’ Choice winner in 2018 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
About the Artist:
First-year HGO Studio artist Leia Lensing is making her HGO debut. She won first prize and the Online Viewers’ Choice Award in the 2018 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa, where she performed the role of the strong Irish matriarch Maurya in Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea. Participating in numerous opera productions throughout her undergraduate career, Lensing performed the roles of the Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas, Mama and Dragonfly in L’enfant et les sortilèges, and La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica. In summer 2017, she was an apprentice artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, where she covered the role of Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Last summer, she was a member of the Santa Fe Opera apprentice singer program, covering the roles of Pasqualita in Doctor Atomic and the Baroness in Candide.