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Jay Lesenger

For Lesenger, whittling 800 to 26 comes down to voice

The 26 young singers filling the stage during Chautauqua Opera Company productions were once part of a pool of 800.

Months of work from General and Artistic Director Jay Lesenger and Music Administrator Carol Rausch precede what the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists do to stage operas. The Chautauquan Daily sat down with Lesenger to discuss opera auditions, modern expectations for singers and the casting process.

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