Bass-Baritone Ryan Kuster gained vast attention after completing a two-year residency and over 80 performances with the prestigious Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera. His performance as Escamillo in their production of Carmen was called “pure bravado.” The Classical Voice said of his performance as Masetto in Don Giovanni, “Handsome Ryan Kuster sang beautifully, and acted so convincingly that it was hard to believe he’s an Adler Fellow.” This season’s appearances include: a concert of his signature repertoire with North State Symphony, the title role in Don Giovanni at Opera Memphis, Escamillo in Carmen at Opera Grand Rapids and Knoxville Opera, Angelotti in Tosca with Orlando Philharmonic, Alidoro in La Cenerentola at Opera Saratoga, and makes a triumphant return to Dallas Opera in late 2015. Recently, he made his symphonic début with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing the role of Masetto in their production of Don Giovanni, returned to Wolf Trap Opera to début the title role of Don Giovanni and made his National Symphony début performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Additionally, Ryan sang Alidoro in Nashville Opera’s production of La Cenerentola; sang Masetto in Don Giovanni with Cincinnati Opera; appeared in Dallas Opera’s production of Turandot; Colline in La bohème with Arizona Opera; Escamillo in Carmen with both Opera Colorado and Virginia Opera; and two roles at Bard SummerScape Opera: Lysiart in Weber’s Euryanthe and Brutamonte in Schubert’s Fierrabras.