Good to have news of Simon Estes, one of the first Afro-American regulars on the international opera circuit.
Estes broke into the Met in 1982 for a belated debut and was busy ever after. Now 73 and still singing concerts, he has founded a Simon Estes Youth Chorus in South Africa and is a leading voice in Aids awareness. This week, he’s in Iowa, dispensing money, aura and wisdom.
Read it here.