Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
This Season at Lyric: Corporal/The Daughter of the Regiment
Previously at Lyric: Chief’s Son #1 and Passenger 8/Proximity and Jago/Ernani (both 2022/23).
A second-year Ryan Opera Center member, Dukes completed his master’s degree in opera at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University. While there he served as Associate Instructor of Voice and performed numerous featured roles with IU Opera Theatre, among them Bartolo/The Marriage of Figaro, Don Basilio/The Barber of Seville, and Simone/Gianni Schicchi. He has extensive experience with local, start-up opera companies in Bloomington, Indiana, including Bloomington Chamber Opera, where he portrayed Sarastro/The Magic Flute, and A Little Knight Music Opera Company, where he was heard as Oroveso/Norma. Originally from Indianapolis, Dukes is a former Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera (Truffaldino/Ariadne auf Naxos) and The Glimmerglass Festival (Old Gypsy/Il trovatore, Second Priest and Second Armored Man/The Magic Flute). He recently concluded a residency with Pensacola Opera for the company’s 39th season, singing Basilio/The Barber of Seville and Sarastro.
Ron Dukes is sponsored by Lead Sponsor Lois B. Siegel*.