Brenton Ryan, winner of the Birgit Nilsson prize at the 2016 Operalia competition, has been hailed by Opera News for his “remarkable tonal suavity and refined phrasing,” and is widely recognized as a singer of great vocal diversity and dramatic depth. For the 2020-21 season, he returns to Santa Fe Opera as Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. He also made his company debut with Irish National Opera, singing The Doctor in Conor Linehan’s The Patient Woman as part of their 20 Shots of Opera digital series. He was scheduled to return to the Metropolitan Opera this season to sing Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under by Gustavo Dudamel, and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, under music director Andrew Davis. He was also scheduled to return to San Francisco Opera as Nick in Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and to San Diego Opera to sing Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte. Scheduled orchestral engagements included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. The 2021-22 season will see him return to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Missail and cover Shuisky in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Dancing Master in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (which will be broadcast as part of the Met’s Live in HD series), and Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca.