Joseph Leppek joins the Lyric Opera of Kansas City for their Resident Artist Program in the 2018-19 season! Read more about it here:
Inaugurated in the 2016-2017 season, the Resident Artist Program launched Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s first true Resident Company. Artists are chosen following a series of local and national auditions and are overseen and mentored by Vinson Cole, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty member and one of the leading artists of his generation.
During their Residency, in addition to appearing in main stage roles, the Resident Artists will work with visiting guest artists’ conductors and directors, participate in master classes, career coaching, study leading roles, make musical appearances in the community, and appear in Lyric Opera’s Explorations Series performances, which will focus on intimate gems of the vocal music repertoire. The Resident Artists will have a full time 8-month contract for one or two years and receive artistic training via master classes with guest artists, acting, movement and stage combat and professional career development. The artists have completed their post-graduate education and may have some professional experience.