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Ryan Belongie

Countertenor Ryan Belongie’s recent and upcoming performances include his debuts with Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Mago in Rinaldo and with the Canadian Opera Company as Athamas in Semele. Other performances include Lychas in Hercules with the Canadian Opera Company; Armindo in Partenope with the San Francisco Opera; Katte for the Metropolitan Opera’s workshop of Scott Wheeler’s The Sorrows of Frederick; and Ottone in l’incoronazione di Poppea for Berkeley West Edge Opera. Ryan is a former member of the Music of the Baroque Chorus and frequent soloist with the ensemble.

Concert appearances include Carmina Burana with the St. Louis Symphony; Messiah with Alabama Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Seattle Symphony; St. Matthew Passion with Utah Festival Opera and Grand Rapids Symphony; B Minor Mass with the American Festival Chorus and Bach Institute at Valparaiso University; and Chichester Psalms with the Grant Park Orchestra.

Other career highlights include include Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Wolf Trap Opera, Didymus in Theodora with Opera Bergen, Norway, and Arsamene in Xerxes with both San Francisco Opera (cover) and Berkeley West Edge Opera.

Ryan Belongie is a graduate of the prestigious Merola Opera Program and Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera and has been the recipient of several career grants and prizes from the Metropolitan Opera among others. He is a graduate of the Vocal Honors Program at Northwestern University.

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