About the artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Ryan McKinny has performed with HGO many times, including as the title role in Don Giovanni (2019); Gunther in Götterdämmerung (2017); and Donner in Das Rheingold, Escamillo in Carmen, and the title role in Rigoletto (all in 2014). This season McKinny returns to the Los Angeles Opera in his role debut as Scarpia in Tosca, Seattle Opera as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, and Los Angeles Philharmonic as Clarence in John Adam’s Girls of the Golden West. He will also take part in a world premiere by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer for Music of Remembrance, which will be performed in Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago. During the 2021-22 season McKinny performed as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro with the Metropolitan Opera and Seattle Opera, joined pianist Kathleen Kelly for a recital at the Lied Center of Kansas, joined the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood as Don Giovanni, and performed as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. He has made additional appearances at the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Joseph De Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Don Giovanni); Metropolitan Opera (Biterolf in Tannhäuser, Speaker in The Magic Flute, Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Lieutenant Ratcliffe in Billy Budd); Dutch National Opera (debut in Pierre Audi’s production of Parsifal); Los Angeles Opera; Santa Fe Opera; Washington National Opera; Staatstheater Wiesbaden; English National Opera; Semperoper Dresden; Hamburg State Opera; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Teatro Colón; and many other companies.