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 include 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; Gerard 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, and in 2015-16 sings Curley in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with Austin Opera.


Posted: Apr-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

“Ryan MacPherson plays opposite Mabel as Frederick, that ever-so-earnest ‘Slave of Duty.’ He has the tenor voice and frightfully sincere demeanor to more than make this character work. He and [Mabel] shine brightly on the duet ‘Stay, Frederick, Stay’ ... I did not want them to stop singing!”

— Pensacola News Journal
Posted: Mar-12-2015
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