WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Opera Singers in Our Midst Where to Enjoy Opera in Boston > above: Alex Lawrence (right) in Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (with Mezzo Julia Riley, left) at Opernhaus Zurich At Northwestern, Lawrence studied with the great American baritones Sherrill Milnes and Bruce Hall. Lawrence continued to study with Mr. Milnes at his summer program in Florida for several years, and that is where he met his current singing teacher, Trish McCaffrey. Lawrence continued his training at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 where he earned an artist diploma under Bill Schumann. Lawrence also studies with Arthur Levy at the Mannes School in New York. Lawrence credits John Minigan, chair of the Weston High School drama program, with teaching him what acting is all about. As Lawrence explains, "Opera can be a great dis- 98

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