Dale L. Duesing

Smiling white man sitting on blue carpeted stairs.
Campus Address
Music-Drama Center
Conservatory of Music

Dale Duesing ’67 began his musical career as a child studying piano in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While at Lawrence he studied vocal performance, before going on to have an international vocal career as one of the world’s leading baritones. His international career began after traveling through Europe on a Fulbright scholarship and making a name for himself on the international stage. He has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras, performed for opera houses around the world, and had the pleasure of working alongside renowned conductors and directors.

Duesing has scored many musical triumphs throughout his career including being designated Singer of the Year by Opernwelt magazine (1994), being described by Le Monde de la Musique magazine as a singer who has turned opera “upside down” with his staring performance in Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck” (1996), and winning a Grammy in 1993 for his recording of Samuel Barber’s “The Lovers” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Duesing has gone on to expand his work to include directing, which has resulted in his nomination in Opernwelt as Director of the Year for his directorial debut with Rossini’s “Viaggio a Rheims” at the Frankfurt Opera in Germany (2004). To hear some of Duesing’s recordings visit his Spotify.

BM Vocal Performance 1967, Lawrence University
Years at Lawrence