Committed to Opera

Dean LeBlanc, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Clarinetist Dean LeBlanc has been performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1998 and enjoys a versatile performance career as an orchestral musician. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Lincoln Center Festival, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, American Symphony Orchestra, Bard Music Festival, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has performed frequently with the MET Chamber Ensemble, Skaneateles Festival, the New York Chamber Music Festival, and the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! Series to include a few.

Mr. LeBlanc has recorded for Decca, Atlantic, Telarc, New World Records, and EMI labels as well as for numerous major motion picture soundtracks including the Emmy Award Winning HBO Miniseries Mildred Pierce and the Oscar winning films True Grit, and Joker. He can be heard on four of the MET’s Grammy Award winning recordings, including Der Ring des Nibelungen, The Tempest, Porgy and Bess, and Akhnaten.

Mr. LeBlanc holds a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music where he was a recipient of the coveted Performer’s Certificate Award, and a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. LeBlanc is a Selmer Artist and serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the Juilliard School.