Ryan McKinny

Ryan McKinny


Vocalists — Bass-Baritone

“Ryan McKinny has all the goods for a first tier Jochanaan, namely a meaty, forceful bass-baritone that has powerful point and burnished quality in every register and volume. Mr. McKinny found all the heft necessary for the big statements, and other times sang with sensitivity, understanding, and ever-present beauty of tone. Ryan brought an oversize presence to the role and true star power to the evening.” —James Shore, Opera Today, August 2015 - Jochanaan in 'Salome' at Santa Fe Opera

“Ryan McKinny never falls short in the acting department (apparent also in his portrayal of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, seen here in 2014). He is completely the arrogant, entitled count – handsome, sensual, and duplicitous – which made his comic sequences all the funnier. Nor did his singing disappoint with his pleasing, lyrical baritone.” —Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard, March 23, 2015 - Count Almaviva in 'Le nozze di Figaro' at Los Angeles Opera

“Ryan McKinny, who played Rigoletto, is one of the finest singers of his generation. The dark but burnished resonance of his bass-baritone made each iteration of the curse motif ("Quel vecchio maledivami!") something to savor, and the high-ranging parts added an intensity and crucial vulnerability to the role.” —Gregory Barnett, Opera News, May 2014 - Title role in 'Rigoletto' at Houston Grand Opera

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American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny has been praised for his “elegant and articulate” vocalism (OC Register), as well as a powerful voice that “drips with gold.” (Opera News)

In the 2015 – 2016 season, Ryan McKinny makes his Bayreuth Festival debut as Amfortas in a new production of Parsifal under Andris Nelsons, a role he will also sing for his debut at Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires. He will return to the Metropolitan Opera as Biterolf in Tannhäuser under James Levine which will be broadcast around the world in HD. . . .

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