“Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power.”

                   Marcel Marceau

‘Head to London, New York or Vienna if you're seeking Opera Mecca. Where operetta and musical theater are concerned, the prime destination is a small college town in Ohio.

An exaggeration? The world's great opera houses may field starry singers and extravagant productions, but Ohio Light Opera has been king in its field for three decades at the College of Wooster. No other American company comes close to the exploratory gusto the Wooster pros lavish on beloved and neglected repertoire.’

                                The Cleveland Plain Dealer - 2009



Eastman School of Music

Professor of Opera             

Artistic Director

The Eastman Opera Theatre

The Ohio Light Opera

Artistic Director

A Little Night Music

Claudia Legare

Pelléas et Mélisande

The Turn of the Screw

Sweeney Todd

Hin und Zurück

To Hell and Back


The Rape of Lucretia

Silk Stockings

Our Town