The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program was created in 1980 to identify and develop extraordinarily talented young artists in the realm of opera. The four MSM alumni taking part among the 15 participants of the 2022–2023 program are:
Le Bu (BM ’22), bass-baritone
Juan José Lázaro (MM ’19), collaborative piano
Daniel Rich (MM ’19), baritone
William Woodard (MM ’19), collaborative piano
The 2022—2023 Lindeman Young Artist Development Program roster
About the Metropolitan Opera program
Throughout their instruction in the program, the selected young artists draw upon the vast pool of world-renowned talent available at the Met, including current and former Met artists, internationally recognized coaches, and master teachers. The program participants have access to daily rehearsals and practice sessions where they can observe opera’s great singers preparing their roles for the current Met repertory. They are also presented with the opportunity to participate in Met productions, as many singers perform supporting roles, and pianists serve as assistant conductors.
Winner of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition, Le studied with James Morris while attending MSM and was also the recipient of the Hugh Ross Commencement Award. He spent this past summer at San Fransisco’s prestigious Merola Opera Program. Le is a first-year artist.
While at MSM, Juan studied Collaborative Piano with Thomas Muraco. He frequently played for Muraco’s Opera Repertoire Ensemble performances, faculty voice lessons, master classes, and musical theatre performances and rehearsals. This past summer Juan was a fellow at Music Academy of the West. He will be a first-year artist.
While at MSM, Daniel Rich studied with Mark Oswald and was an Ades Competition finalist. He made his Carnegie Hall soloist debut in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music during the MSM Centennial Gala in 2018. Daniel is a first-year artist.
William studied Collaborative Piano with Warren Jones. While at MSM, he was awarded the Helen Cohn Award for Chamber Music and was a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. Before joining the LYADP William was a Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera and a Fellow at Wolf Trap Opera. This is his second year in the program.
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