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Ryan McKinny directs Bon Appétit! Livestream from Houston Grand Opera

On November 27, renowned mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton delights as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby’s one-woman opera. Based on an episode of Child’s TV program, The French Chef, this short, critically acclaimed confection, directed by HGO Studio alumnus Ryan McKinny, brings...

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Thursdays with Thomas: E. Loren Meeker and Ryan McKinny

On November 5, join Thomas Hampson in conversation with stage director E. Loren Meeker and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny, co-directors of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s one-act opera Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera, with Houston Grand Opera and in association with Austin Opera. Watch the video...

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Monuments of Hope at Washington National Opera

Mezzo J’Nai Bridges and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny perform in front of D.C.’s most iconic monuments—representing our collective memories and shared hope for a more perfect future. This performance is part of the Washington National Opera’s “Come, Hope” project, an initiative of...

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Vinkensport at Houston Grand Opera

Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera, a one-act comic opera by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek, premiered in 2010 at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Vinkensport, or “finch-sitting,” pits contestants—called “chaffinches”—against one another to see who has the most melodious bird....

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LAO At Home Events and Santa Fe Digital Performance Series

The LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home. Among the featured performances is the 2015 “Figaro Trilogy”, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and featuring Roberto Tagliavini and Pretty Yende as Figaro and Susanna, with Ryan...

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COVID-19 update

Regrettably, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many theaters in the US have canceled all performances through at least the end of March. Some of these include the last two dates of Don Giovanni at the Washington National Opera, on March 19 and 22, and Salome at the Houston Grand Opera...

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Don Giovanni in Washington

Charming but predatory and manipulative, Don Giovanni is a lover so notorious that his reputation precedes him. He’s eager to add to the rambling list of women he has already enticed. But when Don Giovanni forces himself on Donna Anna, his devious antics dig him deeper and deeper into trouble. As...

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Mahler in San Francisco

To start the year, Ryan McKinny travels to San Francisco, to perform on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 alongside mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas. In this concert, love’s anguish finds its voice in Mahler’s settings of the classic folk poems Des Knaben...

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Don Giovanni at the Lyric

Following his greatly acclaimed house debut at Chicago’s Lyric Opera in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Ryan McKinny goes on to star as the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on December 3, 5 and 8. He last sang the role of the seducer in Houston for which Opera News praised his...

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Dead Man Walking in Chicago

After making an appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival on October 31 at the First United Methodist Church, where Sister Helen Prejean will be interviewed by Mary A. Mitchell, Ryan McKinny portrays Joseph De Rocher in Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally’s opera Dead Man Walking at the...

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