Travon D. Walker
Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
The first-year tenor recently received his master's degree from Rice University, where he sang Sam Kaplan/Kurt Weill's Street Scene and appeared in scenes from Così fan tutte, The Turn of the Screw, Lucia di Lammermoor, and West Side Story. A native of Hinesville, Georgia, Walker completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. While there, he made his operatic debut as The Reader in Ricky Ian Gordon's The Tibetan Book of the Dead and sang Dan Leno in the virtual production of Kevin Puts's Elizabeth Cree. Walker has been a Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera and was invited to participate in Renée Fleming's 2023 SongStudio at Carnegie Hall. Other engagements include the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra and his company debut with Houston Grand Opera as The Navigator/Jeremy Howard Beck's Another City (world premiere). Walker received an Encouragement Award from the Kansas City District in the 2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.
Travon D. Walker is sponsored by the Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation.