Talking with singers: Quinn Kelsey

Talking with singers: Quinn Kelsey

Photo by Ken Howard

Baritone Quinn Kelsey was born in Hawai'i, sings roles like Rigoletto and Germont all over the world, and lately he's been riding a donkey. He's getting ready to sing the role of Sancho, alongside the incomparable Italian bass, Ferruccio Furlanetto, in the Canadian Opera Company's upcoming production of Don Quichotte. Massenet's Sancho is a role debut for Quinn, and he took time before rehearsal to talk about working with stars, riding donkeys, and car analogies.

Catch Quinn onstage in Don Quichotte beginning May 9th at the Four Seasons Centre. For more details and tickets, visit or click here.

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of 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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