Quinn Kelsey began in opera in 1991 as a chorus member with the Hawaii Opera Theatre. For the Hawaii native, the last 23 years have taken him many places and have put him on many different stages in the U.S. and abroad.
Kelsey’s list of programs and study include the Chautauqua Institute with Marlena Malas, San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program under Sherry Greenwald and Mark Morash, and three years at Chicago’s Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, now known as the Ryan Opera Center. And for two seasons, Kelsey was accepted to the roster of the Marilyn Horne Foundation.
This past holiday season, the baritone returned to the Metropolitan Opera for LA TRAVIATA reuniting with soprano Marina Rebeka and tenor Stephen Costello. And then in the new year, Kelsey joined wife and soprano Marjorie Owens for a concert of arias and duets with the Hawai'i Symphony and conductor Stephen Lord.
This spring, the baritone returned to Opernhaus Zürich for a brand new LA TRAVIATA with Sonya Yoncheva, Pavol Breslik, Ailyn Perez, and Matthew Polenzani, and has been enjoying his first summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a company debut with the Santa Fe Opera in RIGOLETTO.
In the Fall, Kelsey will begin his 2015/2016 season with LA TRAVIATA at the Canadian Opera Company alongside Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo.
In the late Fall/early Winter, upcoming engagements include a recital debut at Wigmore Hall as well as a recital and performances of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with Oper Frankfurt.