Lee Cass



Competition Winner

Born: 1925, Brooklyn, NY

Died: April 30, 1995, Pittsburgh, PA

Lee Cass, bass-baritone, studied voice with Mark Harrell at the Juilliard School of Music and earned a doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. When NBC experimented with televised opera in the early 1950s, he was a regular in its casts. Opera companies he sang with include: New York City Opera, the Cleveland Opera, the Civic Light Opera of Pittsburgh and the Santa Fe Opera Festival. He also appeared in Broadway productions: the original "Most Happy Fella," "Green Willow" and "All in Love."

Lee Cass taught at Carnegie Mellon University.

Appearing as Benoit in Fort Worth Opera's 1971 production of Puccini's La bohème


1953 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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