(Los Angeles, California)
2017–18 Season: Clarence King in Girls of the Golden West
Making his San Francisco Opera debut as Clarence King in Girls of the Golden West, baritone Ryan McKinny recently made his acclaimed Bayreuth Festival debut as Amfortas in a new production of Parsifal, as well as a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Biterolf in Tannhäuser. Last season he debuted at the Washington National Opera as Donner and Gunther in Der Ring des Nibelungen, and he returned to the Hamburg Opera for his first European performances of Der Fliegende Holländer, in the title role. Other recent engagements includethe title role of Rigoletto at Houston Grand Opera, Jochanaan in Salome at Santa Fe Opera and New Orleans Opera, Stanley Kowalski to Renée Fleming’s Blanche DuBois in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire at Los Angeles Opera, Nathanael in the world premiere of Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s Der Sandmann at Theater Basel, and Melot in Peter Sellars’ production of Tristan und Isolde at the Canadian Opera Company. In the 2016-2017 season, McKinny returns to Washington National Opera as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Hawaii Opera Theater as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Houston Grand Opera as Gunther in Götterdämmerung, and the Bayreuth Festival as Amfortas in Parsifal. He will also sing Richard Nixon in John Adams’ Nixon in China with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by the composer.