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

Acclaim | | New York Arts

Orango with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the London Philharmonia

“The only singer who has an extended part is the Entertainer, a kind of carny barker, performed with charismatic gusto by baritone Ryan McKinny in impressive rat-a-tat Russian.” Huntley Dent, New York Arts “The very solid cast of 11 soloists was dominated by the charismatic Ryan McKinny as The Entertainer…” Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard...

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Acclaim | | Broadway World

Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at Houston Grand Opera

“Ryan McKinny’s bass-baritone instrument is put to marvelous use as Kurwenal. His efficacious and potent instrument showcases Kurwenal’s bravery and admirable loyalty. Alluring in the first and second acts, Ryan McKinny’s characterization and vocal performance as Kurwenal is ingeniously dexterous in the third act. His command of his instrument,...

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Features | | Opera News

Sound Bites: Ryan McKinny

Ryan McKinny seems an ideal fit for the Wagner bass-baritone roles he is pursuing — Amfortas, the Dutchman. In fact, he has spent a long time trying to figure out what his voice is, and what it isn’t. “When you enter competitions in your early twenties,” he says, “if you are a lyric soprano or Rossini tenor, I think you kind of understand...

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