Ryan C. Connelly, tenor, is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Since that time he has sung with many companies all over the country and the globe, like Kentucky Opera , where he made his professional debut in 2011 as Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro , as well as Remendado in Carmen and Njegus in The Merry Widow. Ryan debuted internationally in 2012 singing the role of Florville in the Rossini opera Il Signor Bruschino with the CCM Spoleto festival in Spoleto, Italy. In that same year, Ryan was able to perform in the inaugural production of the Queen City Chamber Opera , which included lead roles in their double bill of Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor .
Ryan is currently singing with Virginia Opera for their entire 2013-14 season, where he can be seen singing the roles of Dr. Cajus in Falstaff , Monostatos in The Magic Flute , and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos .