Ryan Hugh Ross
Baritone, Dutch / American, Role: Marcello
Dutch / American Baritone Ryan Hugh Ross holds degrees from Southwest Minnesota State University, California State University-Long Beach, and the Wales International Academy of Voice with renowned tenor Dennis O’Neill CBE. He previously studied voice under Professor Russell Svenningsen and Dr. Steven Kronauer. In the summer of 2008, Ryan was selected to participate in the inaugural International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany where he had the privilege of performing for members of the Bavarian Royal family. In the spring of 2010, Ryan was selected to perform with the Cole orchestra as winner of the conservatory'’s yearly Vocal Concerto Competition. 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" which was dedicated to the generation of musicians, artists, and composers who were suppressed and silenced by the 3rd Reich. The concert included performances by the performing ensembles of the Cole Conservatory, as well as guest artists, and was supported by the German, Austrian, and Isreali Consulates of Los Angeles, Maestro James Conlon's the OREL Foundation, the Franz Schreker Foundation, and the International Centre for Suppressed Music-Jewish Music Institute at the University of London. The final concert, which included Franz Schreker's 'Schwanensang Op.11', marked the West Coast Premiere and was the 2nd performance of this piece in the United States. Several recent roles which Ryan has portrayed include Publio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Luther / Crespel in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, Marcello in Puccini's La Boheme, among others.
Recent engagements include soloist in Rossini’s Pettite Messe Solonnelle with the Aberystwyth Choral Society (April 27th ), The Ultimate Gala Concert at the Wales Millennium Centre(May 7th), soloist in Haydn’s Missa Cellensis with Collegium Musicum – Marbella, Spain (May 26th & 28th), and soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Cardiff Philharmonic – St. David’s Hall (July 6th).