B i o g r a p h y
Born in Naples, Florida and raised in the cities of Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, Arizona, Tenor Ryan Workman now resides in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where a great local appreciation for arts and music gave Ryan the desire to pursue a career in music. Auditions at the major US conservatories led him to the Eastman School of Music, and Cunningham Centre for Music and Arts at Susquehanna University where he graduated with a degree in arts and music performance. The young tenor has performed in a wide range of styles and languages and has been equally acclaimed for his acting capability as well as his singing quality. Today, Ryan is the Director of Music for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, teaches at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, and frequently performs while still continuing to cultivate his art and progress his vocal technique, following the advice of Luciano Pavarotti: "To be a singer is to be an eternal student."
"I cannot help but sing every note as if it were my last."
Ryan has sung sacred music at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, entertained guests at Las Palomas resort in Puerto Peñasco, México, and was a soloist at Williamsport’s internationally recognized Community Arts Centre's "Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti." On stage, Ryan has appeared in leading roles of operas by Bellini, Donizetti, Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, and Johann Strauss and in musicals by Bernstein, Brooks, Rodgers, Sondheim, and Webber among others. His most recent performances include Rossini's La Cenerentola, Rodgers' and Hammerstein's South Pacific, and many performances in conjunction with the release of Ryan’s first CD entitled, Sacred Songs & Arias. In 2014, Ryan became the first-ever vocalist to win the Susquehanna University Concerto Competition, giving him the opportunity to celebrate the Verdi bicentennial year with a concert highlighting the composer's work for tenor and orchestra. Ryan has been privileged to sing with and for such distinguished artists as Sir Simon Carrington, Renée Fleming, and Stephen Sondheim, and has premiered music by composers Howard Goodall and Dan Schutte. Ryan was also recently invited to sing for the country of Albania's 100th anniversary of independence celebrations at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tirana and broadcast live to television and radio audiences across the country. The upcoming season sees Ryan’s debut in new productions and the release of a new recording. For all the latest news and information please visit this site.