Dutch / American Baritone Ryan Hugh Ross holds degrees from Southwest Minnesota State University, California State University-Long Beach, and Wales International Academy of Voice where he studied with world renowned tenor Dennis O’Neill, CBE. He is in demand on the operatic stage and concert performances.
Ryan's interest in history, combined with his passion for new music, led to the launching of a 5 part concert/lecture series entitled “Rediscovered Beauty: Suppressed Composers”. This was dedicated to the generation of musicians, artists, and composers who were suppressed and silenced by the 3rd Reich. The success of this festival led Ryan to create the Rediscovered Beauty Organisation for Suppressed Composers.
Other work in this field includes the US premiere of Two Songs for Baritone and Orchestra by suppressed Viennese composer Julius Bürger (whose works he champions) in Marshall, Minnesota as part of the Voices of Exile Festival at Southwest Minnesota State University. This took place the final week of October 2016. Ryan was also a guest performer in May 2017 for the inauguration of the Exil.Arte Centre for Suppressed Composers in Vienna, Austria where he performed Bürger’s Goodbye ,Vienna.
Past concert performances include:
-Bass soloist in Salieri’s Requiem with Collegium Musicum in Marbella, Spain-May ’18;
Baritone soloist in Copland’s Old American Songs with Southwest Minnesota Orchestra- Minnesota USA;
Soloist- Wales National Opera in Russian Music in the Museum Concert; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with Reading University Choir;
Faure Requiem & Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Aberystwyth Choral Society;
Mozart Requiem with Minehead Choral Society;
Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with Aberystwyth Choral Society;
Haydn’s Missa Cellensis with Collegium Musicum- Marbella, Spain;
Carmina Burana with Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra-St. David’s Hall-Cardiff;
Turandot with Scottish National Opera-Edinburgh, Scotland;
Opera Gala with Barga Bel Canto Festival-Barga, Italy;
Cristina, Regina di Svezia with Chelsea Opera Group- London.
Recent roles include:
--The Detective in Gershwin's Porgy & Bess for Grange Park Opera 2019;
Zaretsky in in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for Opera Loki – French & UK Tours - Autumn 2018;
Eugene Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin for the Rhosygilwen Summer Festival-Wales;
the Knife Grinder in Bart’s OLIVER! alongside Simon Keenlyside as Fagin
Monk in Verdi’s DON CARLO with Grange Park Opera 2016;
Avram the Bookseller alongside Bryn Terfel as Tevye in Stein’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF which included a reprisal for the 2015 BBC Proms;
Captain Buyanov in Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN for Grange Park Opera;
Scottish Soldier in Michael Puts' SILENT NIGHT & Counsel for the Plaintiff in Gilbert and Sullivan’s TRIAL BY JURY for Wexford Opera Festival in Wexford, Ireland -October '14;
Italian Debut as Marcello in Puccini's LA BOHEME for the International Barga Bel Canto Festival in Barga, Italy September 2014;
Baron Douphol (cover) in Verdi's LA TRAVIATA for Grange Park Opera-2013.
Ryan resides in Wales with his wife - Mezzo-Soprano, SIÂn Cameron.
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