Brenton Ryan, Tenor
Tenor Brenton Ryan is hailed by Opera News for his “remarkable tonal suavity and refined phrasing,” and is widely recognized at internationally acclaimed opera houses and orchestras as a singer of great vocal diversity and dramatic depth. In the 2023-24 season, Mr. Ryan returns to Royal Opera Covent Garden to sing Mime and cover Loge in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Das Rheingold. He also makes house debuts at Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona as Eros in John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra, and with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia as Monostatos in the Simon McBurney production of Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Ryan returns to Bayerische Staatsoper as Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos on tour in Hong Kong, to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Monostatos in the holiday family version of The Magic Flute, and to Santa Fe Opera as CM in the premiere of Gregory Spears’ The Righteous. Concert work includes an appearance with the American Symphony Orchestra to sing Schoenberg’s Guerre-Lieder at Carnegie Hall, and the world premiere of Matt Aucoin and Peter Sellars’ Music for New Bodies with Dacamera in Houston.
Mr. Ryan’s previous concert appearances include semi-staged performances of Wozzeck, which received a 2018 Grammy for Best Opera Recording, and Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole, both with the Houston Symphony under Hans Graf, and his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Recital work includes his debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and concerts with the New York Festival of Song at both Caramoor and Merkin Hall in New York City. Mr. Ryan is a winner of the Birgit Nilsson prize at the 2016 Operalia competition.