“"...a daring performance by the American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny...”
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times - Amfortas in 'Parsifal' at Bayreuth Festival
American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny has been praised for his “elegant and articulate” vocalism (OC Register), as well as a powerful voice that “drips with gold” (Opera News).
This season Ryan McKinny makes his role and house debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Joseph de Rocher in Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s Dead Man Walking, featuring a new production by Leonard Foglia. He then makes a series of returns, first to the Washington National Opera as the title role in Don Giovanni, then as Jochanaan in Salome with the Houston Grand Opera, and...
“Ryan McKinny is a discovery as Amfortas. His intensity and vocal luminosity are superb.”
Werner Fritsch, Hessiche Niedersächsische Allgemein - Amfortas in 'Parsifal' at Bayreuth Festival
“Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny makes his role debut as the title character, and he’s magnetic. We first see Don Giovanni as he’s running out of the bedroom behind Donna Anna, shirt unbuttoned and hair disheveled, and he’s tall, lithe, and dangerously charismatic. When he flashes his rakish smile, it’s lethal, and it certainly doesn’t take much...”