Simon Estes

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    "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" - "Toréador, en garde"Simon Estes
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    Ol' Man River [Showboat]Simon Estes
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    "Si tu m'aimes, Carmen"Simon Estes
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    "Mein Sohn Amfortas, bist du am Amt?"Simon Estes
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    "Ja, Wehe! Weh' über mich!"Simon Estes

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        One of just a few African-American male singers who has had a top-rank international operatic career, bass-baritone Simon Estes grew up in Iowa in a house without heat or indoor plumbing. He sang in church as a youth, but when he enrolled at the University of Iowa in the late '50s he had never heard an opera and had no idea he wanted to become a professional singer. He joined an a cappella quartet called the Old Gold Singers, where a professor of voice heard him and invited him ... Read more

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