Quinn Kelsey

Quinn Kelsey, baritone
Eric Weimer, piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Gates Open
8:30 PM
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Program

Handel:   “Honour and arms scorn such a foe” from Samson
“Vouchsafe, O Lord” from “Dettingen” Te Deum
“I Rage, I Melt, I Burn … O Ruddier than the Cherry” from Acis and Galatea
“Behold, I Tell You a Mystery … The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Messiah
 
Copland:   Selections from Old American Songs, Set 1
The Boatmen’s Dance
The Dodger
Simple Gifts
Long Time Ago
 
Vaughan Williams:   Songs of Travel
 
Finzi:   Let us garlands bring
 

About The Artist

Quinn Kelsey was born in Honolulu. He represented the USA in the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. In 2008 he made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard (La bohème). He has since sung with many major international opera companies, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Zürich Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Norwegian National Opera, Paris Opéra, Semperoper Dresden, Rome Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Frankfurt Opera, as well as at the Bregenz and Edinburgh Festivals. He has sung Germont for the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Zürich Opera and in Seoul. Other Verdi roles include Rigoletto, Ezio (Attila), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Montfort (Les vêpres siciliennes), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra), Amonasro (Aida) and Falstaff.

Kelsey’s other repertory includes Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles), Marcello (La bohème), Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen), Athanaël (Thaïs) and Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte). He has performed in concert and recital in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Norway, in such repertory as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Szymanowski’s Stabat mater.

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