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Black Baritone Opera Singer Ryan Speedo Green Uses Past Anger As Tool For The Present

Ryan Speedo Green (Courtesy of Dario Acosta)
Ryan Speedo Green (Courtesy of Dario Acosta)

Ryan Speedo Green was 12 years old when he was sent to a juvenile detention facility for pulling a knife on his mother. His behavior got him put into solitary confinement.

But after Green was released, with the help of a series of teachers, he turned his life around, and now he’s an acclaimed opera singer. He tells his story to host Lisa Mullins.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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