Ryan Townsend Strand
Tenor Ryan Townsend Strand recently performed the role of Dr. Cajus in Verdi’s Falstaff with Chicago’s Main Street Opera and sung as a soloist in the Mass in B Minor at the 2015 American Bach Academy in San Francisco. He last appeared as a soloist with Music of the Baroque in March 2017.
Ryan Townsend Strand’s Chicago credits include the role of Ferrando from Così fan tutte with the Elmhurst Symphony and chorus roles in Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Lucio Silla, as well as their production of Bloch’s Macbeth last season. Other opera credits include Laurie in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Al Joad in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath.
Ryan Townsend Strand made his professional Chicago opera debut in Haymarket Opera Company’s production of Scarlatti’s Gli equivoci nel sembiante. He sings with the contemporary vocal ensemble The Crossing in Philadelphia under the direction of Donald Nally. Locally, he performs with the Chicago Bach Project and the Grant Park Chorus; he is also a founding member and current executive director of the Constellation Men’s Ensemble.
Ryan Townsend Strand performs in "The Chase—Haydn, Handel & Rameau" on October 20 and 22.