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. In summer 2013, he returned to the Buxton Festival as Horace in Gounod’s La colombe and Kornélis in Saint-Saëns’ La princesse jaune. In season 2013-14 he sings Jack’s Father in the world premiere of Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain with Teatro Real, Madrid; returns to Nashville Opera as The Neurologist in Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (also being recorded); and to Portland Opera as Mr. Owen in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. His 2014-15 season engagements currently include a return to Portland Opera as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and singing Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance for Pensacola Opera.

Posted: Jun-20-2014
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

“As the stalwart, duty-bound Frederic, tenor Ryan MacPherson was ... firm-voiced and funny.”

— Oregonian
Posted: May-11-2014
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