Askonas Holt welcomes Ryan Speedo Green for European management



Askonas Holt is delighted to announce the European management of American bass-baritone, Ryan Speedo Green, in partnership with Promethean Artists. Mr 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, Opera 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 conducted by Marin Alsop at the Ravinia Festival, his debut with the Mostly Mozart Festival singing Mozart’s Requiem with Louis Langrée, Verdi Requiem conducted by 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.

Previously Mr Green has appeared as Oroe Semiramide, Colline La bohème, Rambo in the premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer, the Second Knight Parsifal ,the Bonze Madama Butterfly, and the Jailer Tosca for the Metropolitan Opera; Fasolt Das Rheingold, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Titurel Parsifal, Pistola Falstaff, Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Varlaam Boris Godunov, the King Aida, Monk Don Carlo, Schmidt and Fouquier-Tinville Andrea Chénier, Timur Turandot and Peneios Daphne for the Wiener Staatsoper; Ferrando Il trovatore for Opera de Lille; Third King Die Liebe der Danae for the Salzburg Festival; and his house and role debut as Osmin Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Houston Grand Opera.

Orchestral highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast conducted by Bramwell Tovey and the Second Soldier Salome conducted by Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Strauss’s Daphne with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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.

Mr Green will be managed in Europe at Askonas Holt by Joel Thomas, Camilla Wehmeyer and Natasha Worsley, in partnership with general manager Adam Cavagnaro at Promethean Artists.

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