American bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green has quickly risen to appear with some of the most prestigious opera houses and orchestras in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Opéra de Lille, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and is currently a principal artist in the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper.
Operatic highlights of the 2018/19 season include a return to the Metropolitan Opera to sing the King Aida and Colline La Bohème. For the Wiener Staatsoper he sings Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor, Der Einarmige Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Lodovico Otello, amongst others. Further ahead Mr Green returns to the Metropolitan opera as Jake Porgy and Bess.
Orchestral highlights for 2018/19 include Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 cond. Marin Alsop at the Ravinia Festival, his debut with the Mostly Mozart Festival singing Mozart’s Requiem with Louis Langrée, Verdi Requiem cond. Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, his debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for Bach’s Ich habe genug with the Orion String Quartet and a recital at the Kennedy Center as winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award from Washington National Opera.
Mr Green’s personal and artistic story is the subject of the New York Times bestseller and Publishers Weekly Book of the Year, ‘Sing for Your Life’, by New York Times journalist Daniel Bergner.
Mr Green received his Master of Music degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, completing his training as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Amongst his many awards, Mr Green is the National Grand Finals winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and recipient of both the Richard and Sara Tucker Grants from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the winner of the 2014 George London Foundation Award, a 2014 Annenberg grant recipient, a 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize winner and a finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition.
Video & Audio
20:00 13 Jul 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed, UNITED STATES
GIUSEPPE VERDI Requiem
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Mezzo Soprano: Oksana Volkova
Tenor: Jonathan Tetelman
Bass: Ryan Speedo Green
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra