American tenor Ryan Capozzo is in his final season as a young artist with the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Opera News has exclaimed that he is “generating genuine drama.” In Chicago for the 2023-2024 season Ryan has sung the role of Steuermann in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, and will cover the roles of Števa in Janáček’s Jenůfa and Howie Albert in Terence Blanchard’s Champion. Elsewhere, he will sing excerpts from Carmen as Don José with the Schauspielhaus Zürich for his European debut.

In the 2022-2023 season, Ryan Capozzo sang Remendado in Carmen with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as part of the Ryan Opera Center and participated in the Ryan Opera Center’s Rising Stars concert. He also joined the Berkshire Opera Festival for their Spring Concert To Paris with Love and collaborated with the Georg Solti Accademia in Italy.

Mr. Capozzo is a graduate of the Yale School of Music with a Master of Musical Arts degree, where he was awarded the Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Prize. While there, he made his role debut as Arcadio in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, the partial role of Tamino in the Spring Opera Showcase, and Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress in their Spring Opera Scenes. Additional recent engagements included singing partial roles of Captain Vere from Billy Budd and Prunier from La Rondine in Yale Opera’s Fall Opera Scenes, singing Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi as a guest artist with Purchase Opera, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Opera Academy, and the role of Reverend Samuel Parris in Albany Records’ recording of Ward’s The Crucible. At Purchase Opera, Mr. Capozzo also performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On the concert stage, credits include Sunday in the Park with Lyric under the baton of Maestro Enrique Mazzola, Mozart’s Requiem with the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and Rye Presbyterian Church, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under the direction of Ransom Wilson, Handel’s Messiah under the direction of David J. Recca, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat with Stanwich Church and at the Rye Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Capozzo holds a B.M. and a M.M. from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, as well as a M.M.A. from the Yale School of Music. During his time at Yale, he had the pleasure of working with esteemed professionals and performing artists including Richard Cross, Gerald Martin Moore, J.J. Penna, and Howard Watkins. He was chosen as a district winner of South Carolina, and awarded second place in the Southeast Region of The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition in 2022. Ryan was awarded the Windsor Encouragement Award in Vero Beach Opera’s Rising Stars Competition, selected as a semi-finalist for Annapolis Opera’s 2021 Vocal Competition, and he was awarded the Briarcliff Music Scholarship in 2016.

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