Ryan Colbert has been praised for 'rendering text with a touching tenderness' (Berkshire Fine Arts) and making 'a feast of quirky dramatic contrasts...while smoothing it with a velvety vocal line' (ArtsKnoxville). Last summer, she made her New York City debut with OperaRox Productions at the historic Stonewall Inn as Mrs. Webster in Griffin Candey's Sweets by Kate; a role she also performed with Marble City Opera and in the world premiere at the Midwest Institute of Opera. Other credits include Lady with a Cake Box (Postcard from Morocco) with Marble City Opera; Alcina (Alcina) with the Classics at Cokesbury Festival; Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with the Oak Ridge Philharmonia; Sarah Good (The Crucible), Fortuna (Ulysses), and Erste Dame (Die Zauberflote) with the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre. She recently graduated with her bachelors degree in vocal performance at the University of Tennessee, where she was a proud member of the UT Chamber Singers. In the fall, Ryan will attend the University of Delaware to pursue a masters degree in vocal performance and will serve as the graduate assistant for opera theatre.
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