Baritone Ryan Taylor recently performed the role of Ping in Turandot for Fort Worth Opera, and appeared on the Wolf Trap Discovery Series in the cast of “Shakespeare Unplugged.” He has previously sung Germont in La Traviata with the Bar Harbor Music Festival, Dandini in La Cenerentola with both Opera Carolina and Opera San Antonio, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly for Fort Worth Opera, Marcello in La bohème with Jacksonville Symphony and Dayton Opera, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Piedmont Opera and the Bar Harbor Music Festival. Additionally, he has performed Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Ballet, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and Reno Philharmonic. For the Minnesota Opera, he has bowed as Ping in Turandot, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Silvio in I Pagliacci, and Sharpless in Madame Butterfly. Mr. Taylor originated the role of Voltore in the world premiere of John Musto's opera Volpone for the Wolf Trap Opera Company. He has portrayed Taddeo in L'Italiana in Algeri, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Escamillo in Carmen, Harry Easter in Street Scene, and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.
On the concert platform, he has appeared in McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, Handel's Messiah, Mahler's Symphony No.8, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Schubert's Mass in G Major, Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël, and the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems. Upcoming engagements include Owen in Dead Man Walking with the Fort Worth Opera, and several concerts under the auspices of Singers Beyond Borders with which he has previously appeared in Shanghai, Singapore, Manila, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Mr. Taylor makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Opera Carolina Performances:
The Barber of Seville (2008–2009)