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Recognized by The New York Times as a “robust baritone” and “agile comedian” and by The Sondheim Review for his “opulent baritone and nuanced phrasing,” baritone RON LOYD has been praised for thoughtful portrayals and versatility on operatic, concert, and musical theatre stages across the United States.
Notable performances of recent seasons include his Carnegie Hall debut as KUNZ GILGENSTOCK in Richard Strauss’ Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Botstein, a house debut with Winter Opera St. Louis as FORD in Verdi’s Falstaff, his seventh role with Albuquerque’s Opera Southwest as LEPORELLO in Don Giovanni, bass soloist for Beethoven’s NINTH SYMPHONY with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gerald Steichen, and encore performances of Sondheim’s demon barber in LOOK Musical Theatre’s remounted production of SWEENEY TODD, which garnered the distinction of Tulsa’s “Best Night of Theatre” in 2007 and once again in 2014 from The Tulsa World.
Also in 2014, Ron made several symphonic debuts as guest soloist with the Missouri Symphony in their Hot Summer Nights Music Festival under the baton of Kirk Trevor, the Victor Herbert Foundation in NYC as FATHER PERALTA for a concert reading of Victor Herbert’s rarely heard grand opera Natoma under the baton of Gerald Steichen, and the Helena Symphony under the baton of Allen Scott for Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs and Kile Smith’s Psalm 46.
The 2015–16 season brings song recitals in New York and Connecticut, a return to Mobile Opera this fall as TONIO in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, workshop readings of the newly composed A Thousand Splendid Suns in Key West and New York as part of Opera America’s New Works Forum, and a return to the little Opera Theatre of NY as SCARPIA in Puccini’s Tosca.
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