Vocalist - Tenor

Ryan MacPherson is one of the most highly sought young tenors of his generation. With a vast and growing repertoire, he is well known for his captivating stage presence, as well as his expertise in modern and contemporary music. His 2014-15 season engagements included a return to Portland Opera as Alfred in Die Fledermaus; Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance with Pensacola Opera; soloist in an opera highlights concert with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra; in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Lied Center (Nebraska); the title role in Van de Vate’s Hamlet at the Ford Center (University of Mississippi) and at the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague; Gérald in Lakmé with Baltimore Concert Opera; and in the same role (in concert) with Opera Delaware. In summer of 2015 he sings Alfredo in La traviata with Central City Opera. In the 2015-16 season he returns to Chicago Opera Theater in the title role of Lucio Silla, sings Curley in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with Austin Opera, Camille in Die lustige Witwe with Pensacola Opera, and reprises the role of Gérald with Calgary Opera.


Posted: Jun-15-2015
Latest News
Madrid's Teatro Real production of Brokeback Mountain, featuring BVA's Heather Buck and Ryan MacPherson, will be broadcast live on February 7.
Posted: Feb-3-2014
Latest Acclaim

“MacPherson’s portrayal of the British army officer [Gérard] whose affair with Lakmé begins with infatuation and ends too late with an understanding of sacrificial love, was something special. In the hands of some singers, the role of Gérard can seem somehow two-dimensional, more as a device to help the story along. MacPherson conveyed more than wonderful, passionate singing; he made the plot seem almost believable.”

— Bachtrack
Posted: May-4-2015
Latest Recording
Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’ opera Orphée performed by a renowned cast of soloists including Philip Cutlip as Orphée, Lisa Saffer as la Princesse, and the Portland Opera Orchestra conducted by Anne Manson.
Posted: Jul-20-2010
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Posted: Sep-24-2013