A native of Suffolk, Virginia, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green has quickly garnered an international reputation as a “breakthrough star”, appearing at many of the world’s most important opera houses and music festivals.
Roles for the Wiener Staasoper have included Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor, Banquo Macbeth, Titurel Parsifal, Der Einarmige Die Frau ohne Schatten and Lodovico Otello, amongst others.
Mr Green began his 2020/21 season with a house debut at the Theater an der Wien as Jake in Porgy & Bess. Upcoming highlights will include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Jake and as Colline La boheme.
In 2016, Little, Brown & Company published ‘Sing for Your Life’, by New York Times journalist Daniel Bergner, telling the story of Mr Green’s personal and artistic journey to the Met stage. ‘Sing for Your Life’ has been honoured with a number of accolades, including the New York Times bestseller and editor’s choice, a Washington Post Notable Book, and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
Amongst his many other awards, Mr Green is 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.