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Critical acclaim of Ryan’s performances, interviews & press features

Acclaim | | ConcertoNet

Mahler’s Symphony No. 8

“Ryan McKinny’s Pater Ecstaticus was fervent in his “Ewiger Wonnebrand” with a burnished, gravely sound that gave way to a thrilling upper range.” ConcertoNet

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Acclaim | | Houstonia Magazine

Don Giovanni debut in Houston

“Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny makes his role debut as the title character, and he’s magnetic. We first see Don Giovanni as he’s running out of the bedroom behind Donna Anna, shirt unbuttoned and hair disheveled, and he’s tall, lithe, and dangerously charismatic. When he flashes his rakish smile, it’s lethal, and it certainly doesn’t take much...

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Acclaim | | Journal Sentinel

Der Fliegende Holländer with the Milwaukee Symphony

“Ryan McKinny, as the Dutchman, moved through an enormous range of emotions with vocal power and control, and a great deal of theatrical grace.” Journal Sentinel “Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny gave the title role appropriate angst and gloom with his richly dark voice and expressive way with a phrase.” Shepherd Express“

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Acclaim | | Sors tu

Das Rheingold in Montréal

“Soutenu par une masse de 24 figurants, c’est le baryton-basse au fort charisme, l’Américain Ryan McKinny, qui se mesure au redoutable cap vocal à atteindre pour rendre l’ampleur du personnage pivot de Wotan. Le chanteur avouera avoir travaillé à ce rôle depuis un bon dix ans maintenant.” Sors tu “Les voix, dont celle Ryan McKinny (Wotan)...

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Acclaim | | Aspen Times

Die Walküre scenes in Aspen

“Baritone Ryan McKinny and soprano Tamara Wilson, once students at the Aspen Opera Center, demonstrated how they have fashioned major careers with beautifully shaped singing and attention to text.”

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Acclaim | | Broadway World

Doctor Atomic at Santa Fe Opera

“McKinny showed the audience the human side of the scientific genius and I doubt that operagoers who saw his portrayal will soon forget it… By this time, McKinny as Oppenheimer is severely troubled and with golden baritonal sounds he sings lines of John Donne that begin: “Batter my heart, Three-Person’d God.” Although Adams’s music...

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