Lee Anne Myslewski

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OPERA America

2020 - Present
New York, NY

Board of Directors, Co-Chair of Artistic Services Committee

2020 - Present

Vice President, Opera & Classical Programming

2019 - Present

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Lee Anne Myslewski

Good music is one of life's great luxuries.

Good music is also one of life's necessities.

I'm happy to sit at the intersection of those two statements.

History. Potential. Precocious talent slammed together with some of the nicest folks in the business. All of that mashed together in a 90-day artistic crucible. Customized invitations for the singers, unpredictably exciting results for the audience.

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I'm the Vice President of Opera and Classical Programming at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; I head up Wolf Trap Opera, program a chamber music series with artistic advisor Wu Han in the intimate Barns at Wolf Trap, and work with the National Symphony Orchestra on their summer residency. I'm a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland's Opera Studio, and have done leadership programs with Leadership Fairfax, Opera America, and am a current member of Chief. I serve on the Board and co-chair the Artistic Services committee for OPERA America

Projects I'm particularly proud of include creating the Artist in Residence program for Wolf Trap Opera, and the Artistic Advisorship program for our chamber music series. I started Wolf Trap's UNTRAPPED initiative, with performances in unique spaces in the DC metro area that have featured collaborations with Taffety Punk, Shakespeare Theater, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, the National Ballet of Hong Kong, and the National Orchestral Institute and Festival. I've also been the voice of a nationally syndicated radio program, Center Stage from Wolf Trap  that airs on NPR affiliates across the country.

Perhaps the professional achievement I'm most proud of is hosting the only summer YAP residency in the summer of 2020. My team and I worked to provide a safe, artistically fulfilling environment for our artists, and were able to create work that was beautiful while keeping everyone involved safe and healthy. We shared our successful protocols with over 300 opera and arts organizations nationwide, giving the industry a framework with which they could move forward.

I started a blog to shine a light on transitioning out of a performing career, and was published in an Opera America magazine in 2014. (the blog still exists: it's at indirectroutes.net, and if you search for "profile" you can read some firsthand accounts of those transitions.) And I'm still interested in the places where artistic identity gets messy.

I'm a frequent adjudicator for competitions, including the Laffont Conpetition, the Cooper-Bing Competition, The Annapolis Opera Award, and The National Society of Arts and Letters. I've given lectures and master classes for Rice University, Peabody Conservatory, Shepherd University, University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, among others. 

When not opera-ing I spend time with my husband and our menagerie - two cats and a singing labrador named Henry. I enjoy painting (though the jury is out as to whether I have any real talent, but that detail doesn't stop me), reading, hiking, and rewatching GBBO endlessly as my own baking skills atrophy. 

 

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