In the darkened room of our Altbau apartment we hear the rain falling heavily in the courtyard. Into the last week of rehearsals for Tristan in Dortmund an ominous feeling of instability is assailing. We have been well here for the last two weeks, but Vivi leaves on Sunday and I the week after. One's rhythms once again are disturbed and are to be reestablished elsewhere among new faces. An attempt to maintain simple and strong characteristics help to mitigate the disorientation of daily life until a familiar pace is re-acquired. Characteristics that come from within and form a profile of identity. Very little of modern culture allows personal identity to mold, as its end is to dictate consumption of ephemeral materials. Being among so many people for brief periods of time brings the realisation of the necessity of concrete self recognition. And the goal of all this: to represent another to the anonymous.
Lance Ryan sings the tenor solo in Mahler's 8th Sinfonie "Sinfonie der Tausend" with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele. The concert takes place on may 21st, 2016 in the famous Dresden Kreuzkirche.
Lance Ryan sings Tristan in the highly acclaimed new production for Oper Dortmund for the last time on May 29th, 2016.
Lance Ryan will sing Cavaradossi|Tosca with Cologne Opera, starting on June 26th, 2016.
Lance Ryan will sing his first Herod|Salome in a new production with Dresden's Semperoper. Premiere: septembre 24th, 2016
Lance Ryan premieres for the frist time in the title role of Peter Grimes with the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden starting february 10th, 2017.
Lance Ryan will sing the title role of Otello in a new production at the opera in Dortmund. Conductor Gabriel Feltz, staging Jens-Daniel Herzog. Premiere March 26th, 2017.
Lance Ryan sings the role of Herodes|Salome in a new production at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam starting june 9th, 2017. Daniele Gatti will conduct, Ivo van Hove will direct the production.
Lance Ryan singt zur Saisoneröffnung 2017 in einer Neuproduktion die Titelrolle in Tannhäuser am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden.