Osmin in The Abduction from the Seraglio.
About the Artist:
Ryan Speedo Green is making his HGO and role debut. This season he also returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Colline in the iconic Zeffirelli production of La boheme and joins the Vienna State Opera for his third season as an ensemble member, with roles including Basilio in The Barber of Seville and Timur in Turandot, among others. Additional engagements include his house and role debut as Escamillo in Carmen with Opera San Antonio. Concert work includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Belshazzar’s Feast with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Festival, and Basilio in The Barber of Seville with the Santa Cruz Symphony, conducted by music director Daniel Stewart. Green will also give recitals at the Ravinia Festival and the Ferguson Center for the Arts. In the fall of 2016, Little, Brown and Co. published Sing for Your Life by New York Times journalist Daniel Bergner; the book tells the story of Green’s personal and artistic journey from a trailer park in southeastern Virginia and from time spent in Virginia’s juvenile facility of last resort to the Metropolitan Opera stage. An alumnus of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Program, Green has performed a number of roles at the Met, including the Mandarin in Turandot, Rambo in the Met premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer conducted by David Robertson, the Second Knight in a new production of Parsifal that was broadcast as part of the Met’s Live in HD program, the Bonze in Madama Butterfly, and the Jailer in Tosca (also broadcast in Live in HD).