Talking with singers, Kyle KetelsenFebruary 02, 2015Jenna SimeonovInterview
American bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen is in Toronto to sing Leporello in Dmitri Tcherniakov's production of Don Giovanni Don Giovanni, currently at the COC until February 21st. Leporello is a role coveted by most low-voiced men, and Kyle has had the chance to sing the role in close to twenty different productions, including at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. So, I figured he'd be a good person to chat with about the many mysteries in Don Giovanni, and about how he balances his full career with his family at home.
Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.
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