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Don Giovanni at the Washington National Opera

“Baritone Ryan McKinny sang the title role with considerable finesse. His best moment came in the delicately spun “Deh, vieni alla finestra,” accompanied by Neil Gladd’s mandolin from the pit.”

Washington Classical Review

“As the Don, Ryan McKinny unspooled smooth, stylish sound, a forceful snarl lurking beneath a suave veneer.”

Washington Post

“Don Giovanni’s excessive pride leads him to his infernal gloom. Yet throughout, he also exhibits charisma and charm, bravery and bravado. This is exceptionally pronounced in the current production of “Don Giovanni” by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with a tour de force performance by bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the Don Juan figure. […] Other than Mr. McKinny’s soaring voice and excellent portrayal of Don Giovanni in gesture and facial expression, this is a memorable production because of the unusual staging.”

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