Ryland Angel, countertenor
Born on St. Cecilia's Day, the Grammy-nominated British countertenor Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to new operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls & festivals throughout Europe and the USA. He has performed in Monteverdi's Orfeo, Gavin Bryar's Doctor Ox's Experiment (English National Opera), Fairy Queen (Barcelona), Gluck's Orfeo (Koblenz), Amadigi (Karlsruhe), Venus and Adonis (Flanders Opera), Dido and Aeneas (Opera Comique), The Play of Daniel (Spoleto), and Ballet Comique de La Royne (Geneva).
Angel has sung on over 70 recordings including music by Buxtehude, Charpentier, Scarlatti, Stradella, Spears, O'Regan, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, and on the film soundtracks of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Zoolander 2, Freedom, Le Petit Prince, La Peau, Henry 4th, Machete, The Mystery of Dante and the PBS TV special Heavenly Voices.
Recent engagements include Doux Mensonges (Opera National de Paris), Agrippina (NYCO), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Florentine and Kansas Opera), Julius Caesar (Utah and Colorado Opera, Boston Baroque), Sant Alessio (Paris, London, New York), Carmina Burana (Lincoln Center/Prague Proms with CNSO), St. John Passion (Saint Thomas/Worcester Chorus), Classics and Rock (Seoul Philharmonic), Tesla (Dartmouth), Striggio Mass (Edinburgh Festival), Acis and Galatea (Houston) and Messiah (Handel and Haydn Society/Masterworks Chorus/Musica Sacra).
Recent recordings include The Flaming Fire (MSR), Heart and Soul (Centaur), La Sposa (Solo Luminus) and Now Fatal Change (NMC). Ryland is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota.