Praised for her charm and effortless singing, soprano Tamara Ryan is rapidly gaining recognition for her soaring, agile voice and her enthusiasm and effervescence on both the operatic and concert stage.
Ms. Ryan drew the attention of critics for her recent appearance in John J. King’s new English Adaptation of Heinrich Marschner’s Der Vampyr; in which The Boston Globe hailed her as a “breathtakingly solid” soprano, while the Boston Musical Intelligencer described her as having “the comic genius of Madeline Kahn,” and the New England Theater Geek deemed her a “performer of note.” She sang her first Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) alongside Sandra Piques Eddy, Keith Miller, and Morgan Smith under the stage direction of Keturah Stickann. Other recent engagements include performances with MetroWest Opera (Noémie), Longwood Opera (Musetta), Operahub (Leonora-The Long Christmas Dinner, Titania/Hippolyta), the Harvard Early Music Society (First Witch), Opera Fayetteville (Controller, Kitty Hart, Amy March) and the Savannah Children’s Choir. In 2013, she was a Marcello Giordani Young Artist with the Crested Butte Music Festival where she covered the role of Bubikopf in Viktor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis; she has also performed as a young artist with Opera Saratoga and Emerald City Opera. Ms. Ryan is passionate about new music and made her professional debut with Philadelphia area new music group, Orchestra 2001, singing the Rossetti Songs, a cycle written for her by prize-winning composer, Thomas Whitman. Ms. Ryan is committed to bringing opera to a new generation of audiences, a goal which she has pursued in many ways–most notably as a member of the Metro West Opera Outreach Quartet.