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

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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Acclaim | | New York Times

Girls of the Golden West at the Dutch National Opera

“Ryan McKinny’s bass-baritone is terrifyingly masculine” New York Times “Lucas van Lierop, taking over the role of Joe Cannon from Paul Appleby, did an excellent job, as did Ryan McKinny as Clarence” Opera Magazine

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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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