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Hitting the High Notes: Behind the Scenes with a New Generation of Tenors

Naomi Lewin with Miles Mykkanen, Andrew Stenson and Levy Sekgapane
Naomi Lewin, Miles Mykkanen, Andrew Stenson and Levy Sekgapane

Former WQXR announcer Naomi Lewin hosts another fascinating session examining the craft behind the art, this time with three outstanding members of the new generation of tenors: Americans Miles Mykkanen and Andrew Stenson, and South African Levy Sekgapane.

Since Mykkanen won the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he has joined the Met roster; Stenson, winner of numerous competitions, has performed with opera companies around the country. Sekgapane’s career has mostly been in Europe so far, but he has 2021 debuts scheduled in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Love opera? Don’t miss this spotlight on tenors—what it takes to perform in the world’s great houses, the state of the art in a time of crisis, and how they hit the high notes, both on stage and in their careers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions via chat during the program.

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Instructor

Naomi Lewin

Naomi Lewin is the former host of weekday afternoon music on WQXR, and of the podcast Conducting Business. Before that, she was midday host at WGUC in Cincinnati, where she created the award-winning weekly program Classics for Kids, which airs on radio stations across the country. She has produced music programs and arts reports for NPR; intermission features for Metropolitan Opera broadcasts; and podcasts on subjects ranging from the Yale Glee Club, to Tippet Rise Art Center, to the bicentennial of St. George's Choral Society. Südwestrundfunk in Stuttgart recently com ...

Miles Mykkanen

A winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Miles Mykkanen has garnered recognition on the world's concert and operatic stages …

Andrew Stenson

Andrew Stenson is quickly building a reputation as one of the United States’ most exciting young tenors …

Levy Sekgapane

The young, South-African tenor Levy Sekgapane studied under Kamal Khan and Hanna van Niekerk at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town …

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