Praised by the Washington Post as an artist “fully ready for a big career,” bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green returns this season to the Metropolitan Opera to sing the King in Aida and for a reprise of Colline in La bohème, and to the Wiener Staatsoper as a member of the ensemble with roles including Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Der Einarmige in Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Lodovico in Otello. Orchestral engagements this season include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony conducted by Marin Alsop at the Ravinia Festival, and a debut with the Mostly Mozart Festival singing Mozart’s Requiem with Louis Langrée. He is also presented in recital at the Terrace Theatre at the Kennedy Center as winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award from Washington National Opera, and appears in recital with Dayton Opera. In 2016, Little, Brown published Sing for Your Life, by New York Times journalist Daniel Bergner. The book tells the story of Mr. Green’s personal and artistic journey: from a trailer park in southeastern Virginia and from time spent in Virginia’s juvenile facility of last resort to the Met stage. A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Mr. Green received a master’s degree from Florida State University, a bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School of Music, and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.