Lynne and Bill Fleck---that's us! Where to begin? Perhaps a mention of Chautauqua, N.Y. might be appropriate since that is where we met many moons ago as members of the Chautauqua Opera Company. That Fall we both transferred to the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. where our vocal teacher from Chautauqua was the head of the voice department. We each had had two years of schooling at other liberal arts colleges. After graduation in 1962 and our wedding a week later, we moved to New York City where Bill had been invited to join the Metropolitan Opera Studio. Four years later we moved to San Francisco with our two year old daughter where we were both engaged by Western Opera Theatre, the touring wing of the San Francisco Opera. While there, Lynne found time to perform with several summer stock companies and appeared in a featured role in Alan Jones' production of "Man of La Mancha". A few years later we moved to Sacramento where Bill was appointed head of the opera department at CSUS and became one of their top voice teachers.
Missing the creativity of the live performance, we moved back East several years later to the Boston area where Bill became a regular member of the Boston Opera, doing many starring roles with "the boss", Sarah Caldwell. At the same time he carried a strenuous teaching schedule at the University of Lowell and directed and produced such productions as Mozart's "The Magic Flute". During these years in Sacramento and Boston, Lynne (equally qualified both professionally and scholastically) stepped into Bill's role as teacher when he was called elsewhere to perform, and maintainied all the while her major role as mother of daughter Rebecca.
In 1979, New York City's Metropolitan Opera beckoned and for the next eight years it was Bill's home, where he shared the stage with such luminaries as Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo (yes, he actually sang with all of the original "The Three Tenors"). During the same period he found time to appear in many leading roles in foreign countries and with New York City Opera. Lynne continued her career doing recital and oratorio work. Did we mention that we moved to Connecticut when Bill joined the Met? Somehow during this period our daughter managed to give us five grandchildren and we are grateful to be so close to them here in Connecticut.
Fast-forwarding....closer to the present, we felt the need to branch out from "showbiz" and began to look actively for an alternative avenue of endeavor. We were fortunate enough to stumble upon, without too many missteps, the opportunity contained in this website---Global Resorts Network. We are so excited about this "lucky find" and want to share it with all of you. Take the time to check out the links and videos in this website because we know you will be as enthusiastic as we are about this travel op of a lifetime!