Michelle Ryan

Photo: Kurt Sneddon
Michelle Ryan is the recipient of the German-Australian Opera Grant for 2020/21. Her roles this season include Musetta ("La Bohème"), Barbarina ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Berta ("Il barbiere di Siviglia"), Waldvogel ("Siegfried"), Helmwige ("Die Walküre"), Aksinja ("Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District") and The Soul ("Babylon" by Jörg Widmann). She studied at the Sydney Conservatory of Music and later continued her training at private opera academies in Weimar and Berlin. Her repertoire includes roles such as Depina ("Così fan tutte"), Clorinda ("La Cenerentola"), Frasquita ("Carmen"), Zerbinetta (Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos") and Zerlina (in a production of "Don Giovanni" at the Prague Summer Nights Festival). She sang Adele in "Die Fledermaus" with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra (as part of the Cuskelly School of Music Summer Program) and Suor Genioveffa (in Puccini's "Suor Angelica") at the Australian Pacific Opera. In 2019, she was a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Competition and has won several prizes in the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation Bel Canto Award competition.


The Soul in »Babylon«
Barbarina in »Le nozze di Figaro«
Waldvogel in »Siegfried«
Helmwige in »Die Walküre«
Musetta in »La Bohème«


Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Valkyrie
Grosses Haus17:00 - 22:30
Der Ring des Nibelungen
Grosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
Grosses Haus18:00 - 21:00
Premiere | International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30
International May FestivalGrosses Haus18:00
Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Valkyrie
International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:30
International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Der Ring des Nibelungen
International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
Grosses Haus16:00
Grosses Haus18:00
Grosses Haus19:30