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How An Opera Singer Found His Voice

Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. talks about how he decided to pursue singing professionally.

Opera Singer Reginald Smith, Jr.
Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. performs with Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic with Maestro Willie Anthony Waters conducting.

Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and talks about how he decided to pursue singing professionally.

He says he saw an opera as a young man and thought: “Everyone dies in this thing. I kind of like it.”

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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