Trucker Turned Tenor Sings 'Samson' Robert Siegel talks with a tenor who used to do more than sing for a living. Before becoming an opera singer, Carl Tanner drove a truck. He also made his living as a bounty hunter. But it wasn't his calling. So Tanner is now singing the role of Samson in the Washington National Opera's production of Samson and Dalila.
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Trucker Turned Tenor Sings 'Samson'

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Trucker Turned Tenor Sings 'Samson'

Trucker Turned Tenor Sings 'Samson'

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Robert Siegel talks with a tenor who used to do more than sing for a living. Before becoming an opera singer, Carl Tanner drove a 14-wheeler. He also made his living as a bounty hunter. But it wasn't his calling. So Tanner is now singing the role of Samson in the Washington National Opera's production of Samson and Dalila.