Ryland Angel


Born on St Cecilia’s day, the Grammy-nominatedBritish countertenor Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage in repertoire ranging from the baroque to new operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and the USA. He has performed in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Gavin Bryars’s Doctor Ox’s Experiment (English National Opera), Fairy Queen (Barcelona), Gluck’s Orfeo (Koblenz), Amadigi (Karlsruhe), Venus and Adonis (Flanders Opera), Dido and Aeneas (Opera Comique), The Play of Daniel (Spoleto), and Ballet Comique de La Royne (Geneva). Mr. Angel has sung on over 80 recordings including music of Buxtehude, Charpentier, Scarlatti, Stradella, Spears, O’Regan, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, and on the film soundtracks of Jack Reacher – never go back, Zoolander 2, Freedom, Le Petit Prince, La Peau, Henry IV, Machete, The Mystery of Dante, and the PBS TV special Heavenly Voices. Recent engagements include Doux Mensonges (Opera National de Paris), Agrippina (NYCO), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Florentine and Kansas Opera), Julius Caesar (Utah and Colorado Opera, Boston Baroque), Sant’ Alessia with William Christie (Paris, London, New York), Carmina Burana (Lincoln Center/Prague Proms with Czech National Symphony Orchestra), St. John Passion (Saint Thomas Church, NYC/Worcester Chorus), Classics and Rock (Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra), Tesla (Dartmouth College), Striggio Mass (Edinburgh Festival), Acis and Galatea (Houston Hobby Center) and Messiah (Handel and Haydn Society at Boston Symphony Hall; Masterworks Chorus and Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall). Recent recordings include The Flaming Fire (MSR), Heart and Soul (Centaur) and Now Fatal Change (NMC records). Recent highlights include recordings of Le Petit Prince by Georgia Shreve, La Sposa (Solo Luminus records), Monteverdi: Complete Madrigals, Book 7 (ARTEK), Gemini Man (film soundtrack with Will Smith/Clive Owen), and Bleed for the throne (SXSW recording based on Game of Thrones). Recent projects include a new recording with El Mundo, another with Ensemble Origo, and a recital at the National Gallery (Washington) with Parthenia Viol consort, the creation/recording  of Fantini Futuro with Ben Neill and Gwendolyn Toth, the creation of The Call (co-written with Nels Cline, Michael Dennis Browne and others) and the creation/recording of Including Words – a new music/directed improvisation utilizing the love letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham as text. Mr. Angel has also worked on the new Andrea Bocelli album and created The Chant Project.

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