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

Features | | Broadway World

Ryan McKinny of ORFANO MONDO at Atlanta Opera

Broadway World They say necessity is the mother of invention. This is especially true for artisans during the pandemic. One of the oldest art forms, opera, like so many other art forms has shifted and evolved as a result of the current climate. Atlanta Opera is no exception. When you go to their webpage, you’ll find a new widget at the top labeled STREAM. Once...

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Features | | The Wall Street Journal

Singing at a Social Distance

The Wall Street Journal “Newly created opera films now available from U.S. companies include Mr. Little’s “Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera” (Houston Grand Opera/Marquee TV). This engaging 45-minute comedy, featuring the obscure Belgian sport of finch sitting, has been artfully co-directed by Ryan McKinny (who also plays one of the six roles) and E. Loren...

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Features | | Houstonia Magazine

HGO Isn’t “Fowltering” with Its Mockumentary Staging of Vinkensport

Houstonia Magazine f Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera isn’t just for the birds—even if its name might make you think otherwise. This unconventional comedy, which becomes available to stream later this week, dives into the highly competitive and totally real-world of “finch-sitting.” Seriously, the sport (yep, it’s considered a sport) dates back to the late...

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Features | | Chicago on the aisle

Chicago on the aisle: Ryan McKinny sheds the mantle of a murderer for chameleon cape of Don Giovanni at Lyric

Chicago on the aisle Interview: The bass-baritone cautions against painting operatic bad guys with too broad a brush. Mozart, he says, knew better. At Lyric Opera of Chicago through Dec. 8. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny was Donny-on-the-spot when Lyric Opera of Chicago found itself suddenly bereft of a Don Giovanni  to finish out the current run of Mozart’s opera. A...

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Features | | WFMT

“We’re human just like him.” — Dead Man Walking’s Ryan McKinny on his friendship, artistic partnership with a death row inmate

WFMT “Rising through chipped paint, rusty doors stained steel, and cracked floors, a black rose rose for an encore.” These are the moving opening lines of The Black Rose, a poem written by Terence Andrus. The words take on an added depth considering that since 2012, Andrus has been on death row at Allan B. Polunsky Unit, a maximum-security prison in West...

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Features | | Klassik aktuell

Gespräch mit dem Bassbariton Ryan McKinny

Der 38-jährige US-amerikanische Bassbariton Ryan McKinny im Gespräch mit Franziska Stürz über die Blutwerte von Amfortas in der Bayreuther Parsifal-Produktion, die Kunst, es langsam angehen zu lassen und Freiluftsport als Ausgleich zum...

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