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Escamillo in Carmen at Houston Grand Opera

“Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny was a sonorous Escamillo, bringing Bizet much the same vocal heft he contributed to “Das Rheingold” as Donner, the god of thunder.”

Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle

“Houston favorite Ryan McKinny is astounding as the confident, handsome, and altogether glamorous toreador Escamillo. His polished and luxurious bass-baritone voice perfectly commands our attention during “Toreador Song: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre.” With an appealing but conceited air, he delivers sterling performances during ‘Finale: Holà holà José!” and “Les voici, voici la quadrille … Si tu m’aimes, Carmen.’ ”

David Clark, Broadway World