Ryland Angel, countertenor
The Grammy®-nominated countertenor & composer Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera & concert stage, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls & festivals.
Highlights of his operatic career include Radamisto/Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Agrippina/New York City Opera, Tolomeo/Muziektheater Transparant, Semele/Cologne Opera, Rodelinda/Carré Theatre, Amsterdam, Julius Caesar/Utah Opera & Opera Colorado, Il Sant’Alessio/Les Arts Florissants in New York, Paris & London, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria/Toulouse Opera, Theodora/Dallas Opera, Monteverdi’s Orfeo/Boston Early Music Festival, Acis & Galatea/Hobby Center Houston, & Doux Mensonges/Opéra national de Paris.
He has created roles in many world premieres—most recently Gregory Spears’ Wolf-in-Skins (Philadelphia), the title role in Tesla in New York written by Phil Kline & Jim Jarmusch (Hopkins Center, Dartmouth), & new works by Tarik O’Regan & Gregory Spears (Opera New Jersey/American Opera Projects).
Angel has performed on over 50 recordings including music by Charpentier, Scarlatti, Stradella, Lorenzani, Peri, Händel, Monteverdi, Beaujoyeux, Purcell, Bach, Spears, Rosenmüller, & Bobby McFerrin. Warner Brothers’ forthcoming documentary The Mystery of Dante will feature his original score, as well as his voice on the title track.