Bass-baritone (United States)
Gunther in Götterdämmerung. Previously: Donner in Das Rheingold, Escamillo in Carmen, and the title role in Rigoletto (2014); Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde (2013); Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia (2012); Royal Herald in Lohengrin, soloist in Chorus!, and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009); Don Pedro in Beatrice and Benedict andMr. Flint in Billy Budd (2008);soloist in The Refuge (2008, 2007);Samuel in A Masked Ball, Ramfis in performances of Aida, and Badger in The Cunning Little Vixen (2007); Peter in Hansel and Gretel (2007, 2006); Death in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, Figaro in outdoor performances of The Marriage of Figaro, Mercury/Lictor/Consul in The Coronation of Poppea, Zuniga in Carmen, and Innkeeper/Sergeant/Captain in Manon Lescaut (2006); Nikitich/Police Officer in Boris Godunov (2005). Third prize in HGO’s 2005 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2005–08).
About the Artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Ryan McKinny (2005–08) performs regularly at HGO, including such roles as Donner in Das Rheingold, Escamillo in Carmen, and the title role in Rigoletto (2014); Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde (2013); and Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia (2012). This season he makes his Dutch National Opera debut in Pierre Audi’s production of Parsifal; performs Donner in Das Rheingold for his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut conducted by Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood; returns to Washington National Opera as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro; and sings Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at Hawaii Opera Theater, Amfortas in Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival, and Richard Nixon in John Adams’s Nixon in China with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by the composer. Recent highlights include his highly acclaimed Bayreuth Festival debut in a new Uwe Laufenberg production of Parsifal as Amfortas, the role he also sang for his debut at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Biterolf in Tannhäuser under James Levine, which was broadcast around the world in HD; his Washington National Opera debut as Donner and Gunther in Der Ring des Nibelungen; and a return to the Hamburg Opera for his first European performances of The Flying Dutchman. In recent seasons, he was seen at the Metropolitan Opera as the Speaker in The Magic Flute and Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under James Levine.