From Solitary Confinement To The Met Opera Stage: The Life Of Ryan Speedo Green11:05
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Ryan Speedo Green as Colline in Puccini's "La Bohème." (Courtesy Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)
Ryan Speedo Green as Colline in Puccini's "La Bohème." (Courtesy Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)
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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.

Journalist Daniel Bergner (@bergnerdaniel) told Green's story in the book "Sing for Your Life," which is now out in paperback. Here & Now's Robin Young met up with Green (@RyanSpeedoGreen) at the Metropolitan Opera House last year to talk about his life and career.

This segment aired on September 29, 2017.

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