Roger Pines

Preconcert Lecturer (Il Tabarro)

Roger Pines

Preconcert Lecturer (Il Tabarro)

Roger Pines, a familiar voice on the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts’ “Opera Quiz” since the 2005-06 season, is dramaturg at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Among the many roles he has filled at Lyric are program editor, commentator for the company’s live opening-night broadcasts (2010-18), and special lecturer/consultant for the Ryan Opera Center, Lyric’s young-artist program. Roger previously held positions at San Diego Opera, The Dallas Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera. He has judged for numerous prestigious vocal competitions nationwide, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (since 1991) and the national competitions of both Classical Singer and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. A regular contributor of many articles and reviews for important American and European publications — among them Opera News, Opera magazine, and The Times (London) –as well as for programs of every major North American opera company, Roger has also written program notes for CDs on seven major labels, including releases by Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato, Anna Netrebko, and Jonas Kaufmann. A frequent lecturer, in recent seasons he has delivered presentations at San Francisco Opera, the Curtis Institute of Music, Chicago’s renowned Newberry Library and the Opera Department of the University of Texas at Austin. During the 2020-21 academic year Roger is teaching the Opera Repertoire course for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

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