Fun Fact: Did You Know that “Dirty Jobs” Host Mike Rowe Sang Professionally with the Baltimore Opera?

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Question: Did you know that “Dirty Jobs” Host Mike Rowe sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera?

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It’s true! The Discovery channel show “Dirty Jobs” host and Baltimore native, Mike Rowe, sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera.

Rowe sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera. He says about this job, “I joined the opera to get my union card and meet girls. I was a saloon singer, so I went down to the Baltimore Opera and learned an aria and auditioned. I figured I’d do one show and quit. But the girls were everywhere and the truth is, the music was really decent.”

Rowe was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to John and Peggy Rowe. He graduated from Overlea High School, where he excelled in theater and singing under the choir director Freddie King, whom Rowe credits for his interest in performing. He then studied at Essex Community College, briefly singing with the Chorus of the Chesapeake, directed at the time by Freddie King. He graduated from Towson University with a degree in communication studies.

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