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Lenus Jesse Carlson

Lenus Jesse Carlson, American baritone. Served with Army of the United States, 1968-1970.


  • Carlson, Lenus Jesse was born on February 11, 1945 in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States. Son of Samuel J. and Anna M. (Nelson) Carlson.

  • Education

    • Student, Jamestown College, 1964. Bachelor, Moorhead State University, 1967. Postgraduate, Juilliard School Music, 1973.


    • Private vocal teacher, Minneapolis, 1965-1970, New York City, since 1970.


    • Apprentice artist, Central City (Colorado) Opera, 1965-1966, debut, Minnesota Opera Company, Minneapolis, 1968. Soloist, Minneapolis Symphony, 1967-1968, appeared in leading roles with, Dallas Opera House, 1972-1973, San Antonio Opera House, 1973, Boston Opera, 1973, Washington Opera House, 1973. Debut as Silvio in: I Pagliacci, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1974.

      Netherlands Opera debut as: La Boheme, 1974, United Kingdom debut with, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Festival, 1975. Soloist, Cincinnati Symphony, 1972, nationwide tour, United States, 1975. Debut as Valentin in: Faust, Royal Opera House, London, 1976.

      Debut as count in: Marriage of Figaro, Santa Fe Opera Festival, 1976.


    Served with Army of the United States, 1968-1970.


    • Married Linda Kay Jones, August 20, 1972.
    • father: Samuel J. Carlson
    • mother: Anna M. (Nelson) Carlson
    • spouse: Linda Kay Jones
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    Born February 11, 1945
    (age 72)
    • 1964
      Jamestown College
    • 1967
      Moorhead State University
    • 1973
      Juilliard School Music
    • 1965 - 1970
      Private vocal teacher
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1970
      Private vocal teacher