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Quinn Kelsey waited to sing the great Verdi baritone roles until the time was right. This month, he’s San Francisco Opera’s Rigoletto.
By F. Paul Driscoll | Photographs by Dario Acosta 
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The Berkshires make a spectacular setting for a variety of cultural offerings all summer long.
By Mario R. Mercado 
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The U.S. premiere of Donizetti’s Assedio di Calais at Glimmerglass fits the festival’s “home and homeland” theme.
By Matthew Sigman | Illustration by Nigel Buchanan 
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Bass Soloman Howard’s success is built on a foundation of faith that has seen him through some unusual challenges.
By Louise T. Guinther | Photographs by Dario Acosta 
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Tenor Nicholas Phan, who sings Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with San Francisco Symphony this month, thrives on exploring an eclectic repertoire.
by Judith Malafronte 
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Soprano Leah Crocetto views singing as a gift she is called to share.
By Fred Cohn 
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As he winds down his New York Philharmonic tenure with Das Rheingold, Alan Gilbert looks forward to new beginnings.
By Henry Stewart 

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