Lawrence Stotsbery, tenor, received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands in southern California and his Master of Music degree from Converse College in South Carolina. Mr. Stotsbery also studied with world renown tenor Stanford Olsen at Florida State University where he completed one year of doctoral course work.
Mr. Stotsbery has many roles to his credit including Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Brevard Music Center, Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Dorian Opera, Cascada in The Merry Widow, and Detlef in The Student Prince with the Spartanburg Repertory Company. He has also performed the roles of Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, and Nankipoo in The Mikado. Mr. Stotsbery has appeared with the Michigan Opera Theater singing the Reverend Adams in Peter Grimes, the Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier, and Guiseppe in La Traviata. Mr. Stotsbery has represented the city of Detroit on two occasions as part of a cultural exchange program with Palermo, Sicily, where he gave numerous recitals and sang the Devil in The Devil and Daniel Webster. Most recently Mr. Stotsbery was heard performing the tenor solos in Mendelssohn's oratorio St. Paul in Springfield, Missouri and Handel's Messiah also in Springfield. Currently Mr. Stotsbery teaches privately in the greater Springfield area and is on the faculty at Missouri Southern State University where he teaches applied voice.