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

Acclaim | | Broadway World

Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at Washington National Opera

“Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny brings charm and virility to the role of Figaro. Seen last season in the dual roles of Donner and Gunther in the epic RING CYCLE at WNO, McKinny here shows off his comic chops and his shining voice as the Count’s wily valet. McKinny’s “Se vuol ballare” and “Non piu andrai” were just about perfect. His...

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Acclaim | | New York Times

Amfortas in Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival

“…a daring performance by the American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny…” Anthony Tommasini, New York Times “Bei den Sängern fällt vor allem der wunderbar volle Schmelz von Ryan McKinny als Amfortas auf” “Of the singers, especially striking was the wonderful full luster of Ryan McKinny as Amfortas.” Lucas Wiegelmann, die...

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Acclaim | | Voix des Arts

Gunther in Götterdämmerung at Washington National Opera

“… the singer’s comfort in the role’s music was absolute, and McKinny traversed the full range of his part without an iota of stress not required by the drama. … Brenna and McKinny sang ‘Treue trink’ ich dem Freund!’ thrillingly, their voices combining like lightning and thunder … Providing soaring accounts of ‘Brünnhild’,...

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Acclaim | | Opera News

Amfortas in Parsifal at Teatro Colón

“Ryan McKinny’s Amfortas was simply irresistible in his heart-breaking plea as the human Grail at the heart of this insightful and moving production.” Agustín Blanco-Bazán, Opera News “Ryan McKinny war ein beeindruckender Amfortas, der seine besten Momente im Finale des 3. Aufzugs hatte. Er stellte das Leiden der Figur äußerst überzeugend...

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Features | | Opera News

Ryan McKinny appears on the cover of Opera News: Rising Stars

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Acclaim | | Santa Fe New Mexican

Jochanaan in Salome at Santa Fe Opera

“Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny, in his house debut, infused Jochanaan with sonorous resonance, the gravitas of his delivery confirming his character’s sense of self-certainty.” James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican “Ryan McKinny has all the goods for a first tier Jochanaan, namely a meaty, forceful bass-baritone that has powerful point and burnished...

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