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Lester Lynch

- Mr. Lynch has a ravishing, rolling baritone with power to spare, and excellent hook-up from top to bottom. His assured vocalizing was impressive and welcome. Opera Today

The American baritone Lester Lynch is recognized for his charismatic portrayals and commanding voice. Over the last five years, his many role interpretations have brought him to the most prominent opera houses.

Highly esteemed are Crown/Porgy and Bess at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the title role/Doktor Faust at Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden and Shylock/Der Kaufmann von Venedig at Royal Opera in London. He has been celebrated as Amanasro/Aida at The Dallas Opera, Pittsburgh Operam Tatar State Opera in Kazan and at Bergen National Opera, and as Conte di Luna/Il trovatore at Opera San Antonio in Texas.

In 2017 he made his role debut as Jago/Otello here in Bergen, and also attended our Porgy and Bess-concert at Den Nationale Scene (DNS) in February 2019, together with the soprano Latonia Moore.

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Running period: 04/02

Porgy and Bess at DNS

Bergen National Opera presents, in collaboration with Den Nationale Scene, an evening of songs like “Summertime” and other favourites.

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Running period: 11-15/12


In creating the characters for his master play Otello, Shakespeare combined the most devastating but inexorable human traits: arrogance, insecurity, envy and jealousy.

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