After a successful first year as part of his three-year artist residency at the College of Music, alumnus Ryan Speedo Green (MM ’10) returns to campus in November to work with students for another round of coachings, an opera workshop, and masterclasses, topped by a free, must-see public performance in Opperman Music Hall on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30pm.
“We are thrilled that Speedo is returning to the College for a second year of residency,” says Dr. Marcía Porter, professor of voice in the College of Music. “The students are excited about working with him in masterclasses and performing with him on the final concert. It has been exciting to watch Speedo’s career blossom.”
“His insight changed the way I characterize my arias,” acknowledges Cole Bellamy, a second year graduate voice student. Bellamy participated Green’s masterclasses last year and is excited for the coachings that Green will offer in November.
Green, a two-time GRAMMY award-winning bass-baritone, graduated from the College of Music with the Master of Music degree in 2010 and has built an incredible operatic career over the last 13 years. Sharing his voice and artistry with the world, Green has received some of the opera world’s highest awards and recognitions, being named National Grand Finals winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize winner, a George London Foundation Award winner, and an Annenberg grant recipient, among other honors and awards. He has performed on the opera world’s most acclaimed stages, thrilling audiences at The Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra national de Paris, Carnegie Hall, and the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Green continues to build his legacy as a world-renowned musician in the 2023-2024 season by assuming the roles of Heinrich der Vogler in Lohengrin, the title role in Don Giovanni, Escamillo in Carmen, Charlesin Fire Shut up in my Bones, and as Wotan in Das Rheingold.
The College of Music excitedly awaits Green’s second artist residency and the inspiration he will bring to both the College of Music students and the greater Tallahassee community.
To discover more about Ryan Speedo Green, watch his OrigiNole story on the College of Music Facebook page.