Lester Lynch


Recognized for his charismatic portrayals and commanding voice, baritone Lester Lynch is receiving rave reviews as he tackles some of Verdi’s most important baritone roles from Scarpia to Rigoletto to Count di Luna. “It was booming baritone Lester Lynch who served notice that he is now in consideration for admittance to the Scarpia Preferred Pantheon. Mr. Lynch sang much of the night with exceptionally controlled suavity and mellifluous rolling tone, but when he needed to pour it on he had the Puccinian fire power and the dramatic heat to raise the hair on the back of your neck.” Highlights of recent engagements include the title role in Rigoletto with the Canadian Opera Company, Gerald in Andrea Chenier with the Bregenzer Festspiele, Carbon in Cerano de Bergerac with San Francisco Opera, Herald in Lohengrin with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Porgy in Porgy and Bess with Washington National Opera, and Scarpia in Tosca with Glimmerglass Opera. Additional engagements include leading roles with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, and with the Cleveland Orchestra, Washington Master Chorale, Nashville Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and in concert at at Carnegie Hall.