Ryan McKinny | Meet the Artists

Bass-baritone. Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro.

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Ryan is a graduate of both the Juilliard School of Music and the Houston Grand Opera Studio.

He made his WNO debut in The Ring this spring, where he played the roles of Donner and Gunther.

Ryan’s favorite opera is Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. In fact, Wagner is his favorite composer of all time, with the title role in The Flying Dutchman being his character of choice.

Other memorable roles include the title role in Rigoletto, and Tiridate in Radamisto

Fun fact! Instead of leaving his wife and two children in Houston every time he’s invited to perform at opera houses around the world, Ryan’s family comes with him! The McKinny family even calls Germany their home-away-from-home, as Ryan has placed his vocal focus on the German repertoire.

Listen to Ryan sing a work from The Flying Dutchman at La Scala in Milan, Italy. 


Opera News declares Ryan as “one of the finest singers of his generation” with “a voice that drips with gold.”

Buy tickets for The Marriage of Figaro and prepare for Ryan’s booming voice.

Don’t forget about social media! Follow Ryan on Facebook and Twitter, and check out his website for more information.