Dec 9, 2020
Vinson Cole decided to be an opera singer when he was 9 years old. Beginning in 1988, with his spectacular debut as Gluck’s Orphée (Seattle Opera’s first-ever Baroque opera and first-ever modern dress production) the tenor became something of a star-in-residence in the Emerald City. He sang a lead role almost every year in Seattle, excelling in a huge swath of repertoire. General Director Christina Scheppelmann interviewed Cole, who lives now where he grew up, in Kansas City, when “Seattle Opera Mornings on KING FM” re-broadcast his fateful, dazzling performance of ORPHÉE.