• Lenena Brezna
    Lenena Brezna,
    Assistant Professor of Voice

    B.F.A., University of Mississippi
    M.F.A., Louisiana State University
    D.M.A., University of Memphis
    Email: lbrezna@leeuniversity.edu

    Lenena Brezna is a native of Booneville, Mississippi. She received a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of Mississippi, her master's degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University, and obtained her doctorate in vocal performance from the University of Memphis. In 1993, she was honored to represent her state in the Miss America pageant. She received a Bert Parks non-finalist talent scholarship and was an overall talent winner. She has been described as a "prodigious talent, with insightful musicality and sparkling high notes.

    Brezna has performed with numerous operas and symphonies, including Amici Opera, Natchez Opera, Pensacola Opera, Mississippi Symphony, Corinth Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and Mexico City Symphony. She recently performed the role of Bianca Germont in the world premiere of "Silent Partners" by John Peterson. She has portrayed the operatic characters of Musetta, Donna Anna, Gilda, Violetta, Adele, and Queen of the Night. In 2007, she was awarded the Charlie Reicker Memorial Scholarship to further her career in opera, and, in 2000, she was honored to be a national semi-finalist for the McCalister awards in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has also received the Audience Choice Award and Encouragement Award from regional MET auditions.

    Dr. Brezna and her husband of 19 years have two children, Zadie and Zachary.

Music Events Calendar

2/19
Wind Ensemble
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Wind Ensemble
David R. Holsinger, conductor

This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.

2/21
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
This year Lee Opera Theater will be presenting two one-act operas – Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Bohuslav Martinu’s What Men Live By. James Daniel Frost, co-director James Frost II....
2/22
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
This year Lee Opera Theater will be presenting two one-act operas – Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Bohuslav Martinu’s What Men Live By. James Daniel Frost, co-director James Frost II....
2/24
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
This year Lee Opera Theater will be presenting two one-act operas – Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Bohuslav Martinu’s What Men Live By. James Daniel Frost, co-director James Frost II. co-director...
2/25
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
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