REVIEWS

“Ryan Speedo Green, a scene-stealing bass-baritone with a robust voice, was excellent as Osmin, the overseer of the pasha’s palace.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times


“The bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, with his husky physique and robust voice, makes a menacing figure as the hijacker nicknamed Rambo.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times


“The bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, with his husky physique and robust voice, makes a menacing figure as the hijacker nicknamed Rambo.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times


“The excellent quartet of soloists was most notable for bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green…whose voice exudes charisma in ways that even the best bass soloist can’t always manage in the heroic call-to-arms of the final movement. Green’s burnished, unforced sound and projection of words were all of a piece.”

David Patrick Stearns – The Philadelphia Inquirer


“Ryan Speedo Green stands almost six-foot-five and weighs 300 pounds and wears size 17 shoes, and on a Sunday afternoon in March he was running in place and doing jumping jacks as he waited in the wings of the Metropolitan Opera…”

Daniel Bergner – The New York Times


“Ryan Speedo Green, who sang Don Profondo with a warm mien and sound, seems fully ready for a big career.”

Anne Midgette – The Washington Post


“Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green filled out the role of Don Profondo with a warm, beefy tone that he molded with great nuance; the patter of “Medaglie incomparabili” breezed by with delectable shifts of accent for each nationality referenced in the text.”

Time Smith – Opera News


“Bass Ryan Speedo Green sang the role of Don Basilio with entrancing stage presence. His towering frame, vocal sonority and perfect comic timing made the “slander” aria one of the evening’s standouts.”

Robert Coleman – Opera News


“In the cameo part of the Mandarin, Ryan Speedo Green made a promising debut. The youthful bass-baritone — who was less than a year old when this production premiered in 1987 — boasted a full, smoky voice and towering stage presence.”

James Jordan – New York Post


“Debuting in the small role of the Mandarin, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green impressed with his strong delivery and commanding stage presence.”

Mike Silverman – Associated Press


“The Commendatore was sung with imposing gravity by the bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green.”

Vivien Schweitzer – The New York Times


“Ryan Speedo Green, a bass-baritone who recently won the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, offered an imposing portrayal of the Commendatore.”

Vivien Schweitzer – The New York Times


“In this tale of a serial seducer sent to hell for his sins, one singer stood literally head and shoulders above the rest: 6-foot-5 bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. As the vengeful Commendatore, the 24-year-old revealed a voice as mighty as a cannon — and the magnetic presence of a superstar.”

James Jordan – New York Post


“Ryan Speedo Green was a magnificently sonorous Sarastro, resplendent in graying dreadlocks and flowing robe.”

Steve Smith – The New York Times