Ryland Angel


Born on St Cecilia’s day, the Grammy-nominated British counter-tenor 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).

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 4th,” “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); This seasons highlights include recordings of “Le Petit Prince” by Georgia Shreve, “La Sposa” (Solo Luminus records), Monteverdi madrigal book VIII (Artek), “Gemini Man” (film soundtrack with Will Smith/Clive Owen), “Bleed for the throne” (SXSW recording based on ‘Game of Thrones’), A new recording with El Mundo, another with Ensemble Origo, and a recital at the National Gallery (Washington) with Parthenia Viol consort, ‘Messiah’ at Carnegie hall and Mechanics Hall, the creation/recording  of “Fatini Futuro” with Ben Neill, the Creation of “The Call” (co-written with Nels Cline, Michael Dennis Browne and others) and the creation/recording of “Including Words” – New music/directed improvisation utilizing the love letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham as text.