Ryan Speedo Green Named Artist in Residence of Texas Opera Alliance

By Francisco Salazar

The Texas Opera Alliance has announced that bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green will be its first Artist in Residence.

Green will take the position beginning March 12, and will end it with his performance at the end of the month in Austin Opera’s An All-Star Concert. Green will participate in a variety of outreach and performance programs for the Alliance’s five-member companies, Austin Opera, The Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and OPERA San Antonio.

Green will be based in the capital city for his two-week residency and will use Austin Opera’s Indy Terrace rehearsal studio as the virtual home base for his activities, which will include classroom visits with students at Manor ISD in Austin, virtual classroom visits at DISD schools in Dallas as part of The Dallas Opera’s TDO Career Days program. He will also make a guest appearance on TDO Network’s Taking the Stage with Kristian and Quo.

Fort Worth Opera will partner with the Tarrant County Pearls of The Society, Incorporated and I.M. Terrell Academy of STEM and VPA to provide a series of public masterclasses and career talks. In Houston, Green will teach the Bauer Family HSVS masterclass and participate in a roundtable discussion with members of the HGO Studio.

Finally with OPERA San Antonio, Green will give masterclasses with voice students at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University, and The University of the Incarnate Word. He will also host a virtual welcome happy hour to introduce himself to the state community and convene an all-state meeting of the Alliance’s Teen Opera Club of Texas.

Green is a well-known singer who has performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Houston Grand Opera, and OPERA San Antonio, among others.