ForEx trading chief gives it up for love of opera

ForEx trading chief gives it up for love of opera


norman lebrecht

September 19, 2014

There is a cautionary story in Bloomberg about Kevin Rodgers, who resigned three months ago as global head of foreign-exchange trading at Deutsche Bank AG in London.

Today – tonight, more precisely – he’s singing opera in pubs, clubs, wherever he can get a gig.

Kevin, 52, is a bass-baritone. He has left it a bit late to get started, but there are plenty of roles for the older man, all the way up to Ochs and Falstaff.

Read his story on Bloomberg here.

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  • That’s one way to finance your arts career!

    • Neil McGowan says:

      Well, you know what they say…

      Q How can you make a million dollars in opera?
      A Start with two million dollars….

  • Neil McGowan says:

    When I first put this uniform on,
    I said, as I looked in the glass,
    I’ll make you a wager
    That no Forex trader
    My figure or form will surpass!

  • John says:

    Well, you should do what you love. He chose to be happy and that is the important part. I think he needs to do what he wants at his age. Trading is wonderful but if you love opera more then you just have to give it up. 🙂