Richard Cross

Dr. Valentin Lanzrein is an active performer, ardent voice pedagogue, and native German speaker. He has held positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the DePauw University School of Music. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Graduate
Voice Program at the Soochow University School of Music in Suzhou, China.

For nearly twenty years Richard Cross was the leading bass-baritone of the Frankfurt Opera in Germany. From 1958 to 1993 he was leading bass at New York City Opera. Mr. Cross has recorded for RCA, CBS-Masterworks, London, and Westminster. He has taught at Mannes College of Music, SUNY Stonybrook,
and Juilliard School. Mr. Cross currently serves on the faculty of the Yale School of Music.