Quinn Kelsey: Hawai‘i’s “Superb Young Baritone”

Jun 24, 2016

Hawai'i born Verdian baritone Quinn Kelsey, winner of the Metropolitan Opera's 2015 Beverly Sills Award for emerging artists. He will perform a concert version of "Rigoletto" with full cast Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Neal Blaisdell concert Hall.
Credit Columbia Artist Management, Inc


  Quinn Kelsey left Hawai‘i thirteen years ago to tackle a winding and often treacherous road to success in the rarified world of international opera.  Last year, the New York Times called Kelsey a “superb young baritone” in the run up to his astonishing Beverly Sills Award commendation from the Metropolitan Opera.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, he’s home to share the fruits of his progression.

Hawai'i Opera Theatre closes its 2015-16 Season with baritone Quinn Kelsey as Rigoletto in a full concert staging at the Neal Blaisdell Center this Sunday, 4pm.   The performance will feature the Hawai'i Symphony under the direction of Hal France.


Quinn Kelsey

Nadine Sierra

Barry Banks

Matthew Treviño

Cynthia Hanna

Blythe I. Kelsey