The 2019-2020 season debuts Lenora in two spectacular roles. She will appear as Mimi in La Boheme and Mary in William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A. in Ann Arbor, MI. In her recital series, she presents “Ophelia Lieder,” highlighting a plethora of song interpretations of Hamlet’s Ophelia and “Songs of the African Diaspora,” which highlight many of our unsung composers of the African Diaspora.
From 2013-2017, Lenora was Artist in Residence at LeMoyne-Owen College and Stax Music Academy in Memphis, TN where she initiated a new programs Stax101 and StaxVocalClassics bridging the gap within the inner city. She is actively working with Opera Memphis to help bring opera to the city of Memphis. Her recent roles include the upcoming Countess Susanna in Ermano Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Segreto di Susanna and Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium. She is also a recipient of the Jane Willson Emerging Stars Award of Albany State University of Albany, GA.
In 2012-2013 season rang as she made her debut on the Michigan Opera Theater stage followed by a New Orleans Opera Association appearance as Berta in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She has appeared as Antonia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Kaye Playhouse with the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Other roles performed include the Lady with the Cake box in Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Madmne Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. She has also appeared at the greatly acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival singing the role of the High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida directed by Francesca Zambello.
Lenora’s greatly enjoys singing on the concert stage performing featured soprano roles in masterworks such as J. S. Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart's Coronation Mass in C Major, Exsultate Jubilate and Vesperae Solennes, Richard Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, J. S. Bach’s St. John’s Passion and John Rutter's Requiem. She is also a proud member of EXIGENCE, a vocal ensemble group under the baton of Dr. Eugene Rogers
Her captivating presentations have garnered numerous awards in competitions such as the District of North Carolina Encouragement award for the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Others include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the William Knight Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association, which named her the national winner of their Young Artist Competition. She was awarded a young artist prize from the Asolo Festival and Institute for Song Interpretation, in northern Italy.
Dr. Green-Turner is a native from Macon, GA. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Shorter College (Shorter University), a Master of Music and Doctoral degree from the University of Michigan where she studied with Carmen Pelton and her mentor Dr. Louise Toppin. She earned a Post-Graduate Performance Diploma from Indiana University where she also studied with the Metropolitan Opera world renowned soprano Carol Vaness.