Prince of Players (NY premiere)

Role:  Thomas Betterton Ron joins the little OPERA theatre of NY (LOTNY) as Thomas Betterton in the NY stage premiere of Carlisle Floyd's newest opera Prince of Players.  Having received its world premiere at Houston Grand Opera in March 2016, this will be the NY stage premiere. Based upon A Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey…

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Role:  Rasheed Ron recently sang the role of Rasheed in A Thousand Splendid Suns, a new opera in progress by composer Sheila Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos based on Khaled Hosseini's New York Times best selling novel. The reading was produced by American Opera Projects with scenes presented at Opera America's 2016 New Works Forum as well as reading…

Sweeney Todd

Role:  Sweeney Todd UPDATE: The reviews are in!  Look what The Tulsa World had to say about my performance! Loyd, who portrayed Sweeney in the 2007 production, is superb here. His performance is somewhat more muted because of the intimacy of the setting — he doesn’t need to do much…

The NYTimes reviews “Drunkard”

Read what The New York Times had to say about our recent off-Broadway production of Gluck's opera The Reformed Drunkard (L'Ivrogne Corrige) at the wonderful 59E59 Theaters  and produced by the little OPERA Theatre of NY.  It was a magical little production with some great talents.  And I got to "drink"…

Feuersnot – Carnegie Hall debut

Role:  Kunz Gilgenstock Ron is delighted to make his Carnegie Hall debut in the role of Kunz Gilgenstock in Richard Strauss' delightful one-act opera Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Botstein. American Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Sunday, December 15, 2:00pm Conductor:  Leon Botstein with the The Collegiate…

Rigoletto reviews are in!

[caption id="attachment_157" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ron Loyd as Rigoletto at Salt Marsh Opera[/caption] I recently had the honor (and great fun!) to sing my first full production of Rigoletto!  After covering the role years ago at Pensacola Opera, I have waited patiently for my turn to sing Verdi's hunchback.  I couldn't have…