Ryan McKinny’s 2017-18 season highlights include his debut at San Francisco Opera in the world premiere of John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West, his first performances as Mandryka in a new production of R. Strauss’s Arabella at the Wiesbaden State Theater, a return engagement with Santa Fe Opera as J. Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’s Dr. Atomic, and his role debut in the title role of Eugene Onegin at Hawaii Opera Theater. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.
Recent performances include his Bayreuth Festival debut as Amfortas in Parsifal (a role he also sang for his debut at Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires), a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Biterolf in Tannhäuser, Donner in Das Rheingold with the Boston Symphony, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and his debut at the Washington National Opera as Donner and Gunther in Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Recipient of the Birgit Nilsson Prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition and the Kirsten Flagstad/George London Award from the George London Foundation, he was also finalist in the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Mr. McKinny was a grand finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is featured in the film The Audition, released by Decca on DVD.