Quinn Kelsey Baritone
Season 23/24 Artist

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Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Quinn Kelsey received his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, under the direction of John W. Mount. He won a Richard Tucker Foundation Scholarship and was a finalist in the 2004 Operalia Plácido Domingo Competition. For three years he was a member of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, now known as the Ryan Center, and in 2003 was awarded a fellowship from the Solti Foundation in Chicago. Winner of the 2015 Beverly Sills Prize from New York's Metropolitan Opera, he performs worldwide in the Verdian, Puccinian and French repertoires. Last season, Quinn Kelsey returned to Chicago's Lyric Opera to take on the role of Don Carlo (Ernani).

He then returned to New York's Metropolitan Opera for the roles of Rigoletto, Amonasro (Aida) and Marcello (La Bohème). His season ended with the title role in Macbeth at Toronto's Canadian Opera Company. In concert, he sang Un requiem allemand alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Metropolitan Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. In the 2023-2024 season, Quinn Kelsey is invited back to Opera Philadelphia to make his debut in the title role of Simon Boccanegra, then to the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Count Anckarström (A Masked Ball). He makes his debut at Madrid's Teatro Real in the title role of Rigoletto, and ends his season by returning to Zurich's Opernhaus as Guido di Monforte (Les Vêpres siciliennes).

At the Opéra national de Paris: Rigoletto (title role), 2016


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