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Studied voice at Drake University and Northwestern University.

Distinguished American baritone, one of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera. In 32 years with the Met (1965-1997), his repertoire encompassed virtually all of the great baritone roles in the Italian and French operatic spectrum. He was particularly highly regarded in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi: Amanasro in "Aida," Giorgio Germont in "La Traviata," Renato in "Un Ballo in Maschera," Don Carlo in "Ernani," Posa in "Don Carlo," Monforte in "I Vespri Siciliani," and the title roles in "Rigoletto" and "Simon Boccanegra."