Our 2016-17 Artists in Residence
Opera Memphis' Artist-in-Residence program is established in partnership with the University of Memphis Artist Diploma Program.
Soprano & Teaching Artist
Joint Artist-in-Residence with Opera Memphis, Stax Academy, and Lemoyne-Owen College
Soprano, Lenora Green-Turner from Macon, Georgia, who is hailed by Opera News as "an impressive vocalist" and by the NYTimes as a "most expressive singer," is honored to be the Artist-in- Residence for LeMoyne Owen College, Stax Music Academy, and Opera Memphis. Her triple role helps bridge the gap between the African American community and the arts - a cause she is passionate about.
A recipient of the Jane Willson Emerging Artist award of Albany State University and the Leo Rogers Scholarship of the Sarasota Opera Guild, Mrs. Green-Turner can be found on both the opera and concert stages. Her recent roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), High Priestess (Aida), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Countess Susanna in the one-act opera Il Segreto di Susanna by Ermano Wolf-Ferrari.
Mrs. Green-Turner was a recipient of MONC Encouragement Award, and has taken top honors in the NATS, the William Knight Competition, and the MTNA Young Artist Program. A former student of Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Carol Vaness, she holds a MM degree from the University of Michigan and Performance Diploma from Indiana University.