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Ryan Thorn Biography

A native of Kenosha, WI, baritone Ryan Thorn is at the beginning of his career as a professional singer. Notable roles include the title character in Don Giovanni with the Pacific Opera Project,  Morales and El Dancaïro in Madison Opera's production of Carmen, Danilo (The Merry Widow), Clement Greenberg in the premiere of Maura Bosch's Art and Desire, Jupiter (Orpheus in the Underworld), Claudio (Agrippina), and Captain Corcoran (HMS Pinafore).  With the outreach company Opera for the Young, Ryan performed the "Sea King" (Vodnik) in Rusalka at elementary schools throughout the Upper Midwest.

Ryan is also a veteran of the concert stage. His oratorio roles include the baritone solo in Faure’s Requiem and the bass solo in Handel’s Messiah. He has attended the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria to study the interpretation of Lieder under master teachers such as Elly Ameling, Julius Drake, and Rudolf Piernay.

This spring, Ryan will complete his MM degree in Voice Performance at UCLA, where he studies with Vladimir Chernov. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.