Ryan McKinny


Last season the acclaimed American bass-baritone sang his first Don Giovanni (the most recent of his many Houston Grand Opera roles) and Wotan/Das Rheingold (Opéra de Montréal). He also returned to the Bayreuth Festival (Amfortas/Parsifal) and Dutch National Opera (John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West, European premiere). McKinny has also been featured at The Metropolitan Opera (Tannhäuser, The Magic Flute, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Billy Budd); LA Opera (The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, A Streetcar Named Desire, Handel’s Tamerlano); The Santa Fe Opera (Doctor Atomic, Salome), Washington National Opera (Ring cycle, The Marriage of Figaro), and The Glimmerglass Festival (The Flying Dutchman, Carousel). Successes abroad encompass works of Handel (Radamisto, London), Gluck (Alceste, Leipzig), Wagner (The Flying Dutchman, Hamburg; Tristan und Isolde, Berlin), Strauss (Arabella, Wiesbaden), and Bizet (Carmen, Hamburg, Dresden). McKinny has been heard with the major orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Cleveland, among others.

Lyric debut: Joseph De Rocher/Dead Man Walking (2019|20)

Last updated: November 2, 2019
Photo: Jiyeng Chen