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.
DUKE OF MANTUA:
Blythe I. Kelsey