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Kirk Redmann

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Kirk Redmann (born December 27, 1961) is an American operatic tenor, and the son of Audrey Schuh and Kerry P. Redmann. Born in New Orleans, he graduated from Tulane University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While there, he participated in productions of The Saint of Bleecker Street (conducted by Thomas Fulton), La rondine (conducted by Maurice Peress), and the role of Camille in The Merry Widow for Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre. On December 24, 1983, three days before his twenty-second birthday, Redmann became the youngest tenor to debut with the Metropolitan Opera, as the Sailor in the Christmas Eve broadcast of Tristan und Isolde, conducted by James Levine. Brought to the Met by Fulton, he joined the Metropolitan Opera's Young Artist Development Program, and was also seen in Manon Lescaut (as Edmondo, with the alternating Manons being Teresa Zylis-Gara, Carol Neblett, Mirella Freni, and Patricia Craig), Khovanshchina (as Kuzka, opposite Martti Talvela and Natalia Rom), La traviata (as Gastone), Roméo et Juliette (as Tybalt, later as Benvoglio, with Alfredo Kraus), Samson et Dalila (the Philistine Messenger, with Jon Vickers, conducted by Julius Rudel), Lucia di Lammermoor (as Lord  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1961-12-27
Place of birth
New Orleans

Education

Institution From To
Tulane University

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