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

Features | | Houston Public Media

Houston Public Media – Don Giovanni: Lover, Womanizer, And Abuser

Houston Public Media This past weekend, Houston Grand Opera began its run of one of Mozart’s most famous operas, Don Giovanni, with Ryan McKinny portraying the title role. Don Giovanni is the Italian version of the famous hedonistic character Don Juan, well known for his pursuit of multiple women. For McKinny, it’s an interesting role to tackle in an era...

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Operawire Artist Of The Week

Ryan McKinny continues to rise the ranks as one of the great American bass-baritones of his time and this week he makes his second role debut of the season in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” He will be featured in a new production for the Houston Grand Opera. Throughout the past years, McKinny has had a career mixed with classic works by Verdi and Mozart but has also...

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Features | | Houstonia

Houstonia: At HGO, Don Giovanni May (or May Not) Be As Deplorable As You Remember

Ryan McKinny will be wandering into the mind of one of history’s legendary seducers. Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte based Don Giovanni on the legends of Don Juan, the rake and rogue who seduced women across the world. The resulting operatic standard, opening this week at Houston Grand Opera, picks up and discards women with an abandon that seems...

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Features | | Houston CityBook

Houston CityBook – Don Giovanni

  Hot Topic An HGO heartthrob returns, shining a spotlight on today’s complex socio-political issues. By Ray Dennison, Photos by read more Bass baritone Ryan McKinny, who takes center stage in HGO’s Don GiovanniApril 20-May 5, is no stranger to Houston. After attending Juilliard, he first moved to Houston in 2005 to study at HGO Studio. While he’s since...

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Features | | Broadway World

BWW Interview: Ryan McKinny of DR ATOMIC at Santa Fe Opera

MN: Where are you from originally? R McK: Los Angeles, CA MN: Are there other musicians in your family? RMcK: Both my parents studied classical guitar at the University of Southern California. MN: Where did you study? RMcK: First, I studied at Pasadena City College, then Cal State Northridge and after that at the Juilliard School. MN: What instruments do you...

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Features | | Opera News

Looking for Adventure

“Singing is most powerful to me when it’s deeply connected to our whole lives,” says Ryan McKinny. These are telling words from a singer who has forged his career not as a series of stops on the opera circuit but as a process of exploration—and whose reputation stands as much on his thoughtful approach to his work as on the intrinsic appeal of his...

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