Ryan Kuster

Bass-baritone Ryan Kuster is gaining national recognition for his recent critically acclaimed appearances as Escamillo in Carmen at opera companies across the country.  Colorado’s Daily Camera wrote, “Baritone Ryan Kuster possesses a swaggering virility in the role of Escamillo….  The character has the most famous of all the opera’s many great tunes, and Kuster’s delivery does not disappoint.” This season’s engagements include Angelotti in Tosca with Dallas Opera, Masetto in Don Giovanni at Arizona Opera, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with On Site Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with Arizona Opera. In recent seasons, Mr. Kuster made his symphonic début with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing the role of Masetto in their highly acclaimed production of Don Giovanni, directed by Christopher Alden, with costumes by Rodarte, and led by Mo. Dudamel.  Additionally, Ryan sang Alidoro in La Cenerentola for Nashville Opera and Opera Saratoga; Masetto in Don Giovanni with Cincinnati Opera; appeared in Dallas Opera’s production of Turandot; performed Angelotti in Tosca with Orlando Philharmonic, Madison Opera and Pacific Symphony; Colline in La bohème with Arizona Opera; was Bass Soloist in Händel’s Messiah with the Milwaukee Symphony; and Brutamonte in Schubert’s hidden gem Fierrabras for the Bard Music Festival.  He also returned to Wolf Trap Opera to début the title role of Don Giovanni and made his National Symphony début performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. http://www.uzanartists.com/portfolio/ryan-kuster

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