Justin Ryan makes his OSJ debut in Heggie’s Moby-Dick, performing the role of Starbuck. Recent performances for Mr. Ryan include a debut this past season with Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater, where he appeared as the American animator-icon Walt Disney in the American premiere of Philip Glass’ semi-biographical fantasia, The Perfect American. For New York City Opera, he delivered a performance of the painter Edward Hopper in Stewart Wallace’s surrealist opera, Hopper’s Wife in 2016.
Other career highlights include the role Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Connecticut Lyric Opera, a concert of the music of Britten and Vaughan Williams with the Helena Symphony, a New York Opera Festival world premiere in Deborah Mason’s The Rape of the Lock, and a return to Martha’s Vineyard as Figaro in Wendy Tauscher’s new production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
On the concert stage, Mr. Ryan recently appeared at Lincoln Center in a role debut in D’Indy’s Fervaal with the American Symphony Orchestra, and returned to Avery Fisher Hall as the Father in the Little Orchestra Society’s production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
Mr. Ryan can be heard as a recording artist on Evan Mack’s Angel of the Amazon, released to critical praise in 2012 on Albany Records, and as the featured soloist in composer Tim Brown’s collection of songs based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Luces y Sombras (Songs of Light, Songs of Shadow), available on Capstone Records.
The Los Angeles native was raised in San Antonio, Texas, is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, and resides in New York City with his wife, the soprano Lara Ryan.
For more information, please visit Mr. Ryan’s website.