Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Canadian Lance Ryan is one of the most sought‐after heldentenors in the world today. He is especially appreciated in major roles in operas by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. After his vocal studies with teachers like Gianni Raimondi and Carlo Bergonzi and the start of his career in Italy, where he won the AsLiCo competition in 2002, he moved to Germany in 2005 to fully develop his vast repertoire. As a permanent member of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe he had numerous opportunities to make his debut in key roles such as Siegmund (Die Walküre), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Siegfried (Götterdämmerung), Otello, Calaf (Turandot), Kaiser (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Andrea Chénier, Florestan (Fidelio), Enzo (Gioconda) and Lohengrin.
Future engagements include Midas in Die Liebe der Danae in Frankfurt, as Apollo at the Semperoper Dresden, as Tannhäuser at the Hamburg State Opera, as Max, Don José and Otello in Cologne, and he will perform as Siegfried again in Bayreuth and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.