Mark Delavan as Scarpia (centre) in a scene from the Canadian Opera Company production of Tosca, 2012.
"Maybe I’m going for the perceived ‘older guys’ when I still have a lot of youthful energy," says Finley with a smile. "I’m not exactly young — I’m in my mid 50s — but it’s something I hope I can sustain for a long time. The youthful aspect of my stage work is great, but I can’t do those younger roles forever."
A scene from Act I of Michael Mayer's Las Vegas-set production of "Rigoletto," which returns to the Met November 11, 2013 with superstar Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera