One Christmas Long Ago

Role:  Old Man Ron is delighted to welcome the Christmas season with a concert reading of One Christmas Long Ago, music and lyrics by William Mayer and presented by Ardea Arts in honor of the composer's 90th birthday celebration. Based on the short story Why the Bells Rang by Raymond Alden, One Christmas Long Ago tells the…

Pagliacci

Role:  Tonio Ron returns to Mobile Opera to sing the role of Tonio in Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci. Mobile Opera The Temple Downtown Mobile, Alabama Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00pm Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:30pm UPDATE:  Listen to a live clip from Tonio's opening aria [audio mp3="http://www.ronloyd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Prologo_Orch_Clip.mp3"][/audio]

BOUNCE: A B-ball Opera (Reading)

Role:  Coach Ellis Ron will participate in the first reading of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera! BOUNCE is a dramatic mix of live music, theatre and basketball with script by award-winning American author, Charles R. Smith, Jr. set to music by the prominent and versatile American composer, Daniel Bernard Roumain. Ardea…

The Wing Wherewith (Reading)

Role:  Donald Ron will sing the role of Donald in the first reading of excerpts from The Wing Wherewith, a new work by composer Julian Grant and Pulitzer prize winning librettist Mark Campbell. Based on the legendary case of Burke and Hare, the opera follows the driven Dr. Robert Knox, a distinguished…