Chicago Philharmonic Presents Aria Masterpieces with Ryan Speedo Green
14oct7:30 pm10:00 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertChicago Philharmonic Presents Aria Masterpieces with Ryan Speedo GreenHarris Theater, 205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicago Philharmonic Scott Speck Conductor Ryan Speedo Green Bass-baritone Secure your tickets now. Chicago Philharmonic and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Scott Speck are thrilled to
Scott Speck Conductor
Ryan Speedo Green Bass-baritone
Chicago Philharmonic and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Scott Speck are thrilled to welcome two-time Grammy Award winning bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. In an epoch-spanning concert performance, Green sings selections from opera and musical masterworks with Chicago’s dynamic, musician-led orchestra at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
- Rossini La scala di seta Overture
- Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia: “La calunnia”
- Puccini Crisantemi
- Puccini La Bohème: “Vecchia zimarra senti”
- Verdi Macbeth: “Studia il passo, O mio figlio”
- Kodály Dances of Galánta
- Jessie Montgomery Starburst
- Blanchard Fire Shut Up in my Bones: “Peculiar Grace”
- Blanchard Champion: “What Makes a Man a Man”
- Wagner Overture to Rienzi
- Wagner Flying Dutchman: “Wie oft in Meeres tiefsten Schlund”
Ryan Speedo Green has quickly established himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses. In the 2022-2023 season, Green performed his first leading role at the Metropolitan Opera starring as Emile Griffith in Terence Blanchard’s Champion, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by James Robinson. Green won his second Grammy Award for the role of Uncle Paul in Terence Blanchard’s groundbreaking Fire Shut Up in My Bones at the Met Opera in a performance Opera Wire praised as “simply a revelation”.
In addition, Green has had the honor of performing solo alongside esteemed orchestras such as the LA Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and The Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Having been awarded The Met’s prestigious Beverly Sills Artist Award for the second time this past year, Ryan Speedo Green has undeniably cemented his status as a rising star and a force to be reckoned with in the opera world.
“From his first moment onward, Ryan Speedo Green’s booming bass was simply a revelation…it grabs you and holds your attention with its richness and size.” – Opera Wire
About Ryan Speedo Green
Grammy Award winning bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green has quickly established himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses. The 2022 – 2023 season sees Mr. Green’s first leading role at the Metropolitan Opera starring as Emile Griffith in Terrence Blanchard’s Champion, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by James Robinson. Mr. Green also makes his house debut at Opéra national de Paris singing Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and his house debut at Bayerische Staatsoper as Varlaam in Boris Godunov. He also returns to Washington National Opera to sing Ferrando in a new production of Il Trovatore and Orest in a new production of Elektra. Orchestral engagements include Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with the LA Philharmonic, his debut with the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of a piece by Courtney Bryan written for him, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death at Carnegie Hall with Daniele Rustioni conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and excerpts from Blanchard’s Champion with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Mr. Green also appears as a featured artist on the Richard Tucker Gala, and with the Peoria Symphony for Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9. This academic season sees Mr. Green as an artist in residence with Florida State University, which will include master classes with vocal students and a solo recital.
Honors and awards include National Grand Finals winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2014 George London Foundation Award, a 2014 Annenberg grant recipient, a 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize winner, both the Richard and Sara Tucker Grants from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition. Mr. Green was also the first Artist in Residence for the Texas Opera Alliance, where he held masterclasses and community events for Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Austin Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera San Antonio.
A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Mr. Green received a Master of Music degree from Florida State University, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Green currently sits on the Board of Regents at University of Hartford.
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601