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Washington National Opera: 2018 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner: Ryan Speedo Green in Concert

Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:30 PM

Washington National Opera

This year’s winner, Ryan Speedo Green, has been named by the New York Times as a “scene-stealing bass-baritone with a robust voice.”

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Ryan Speedo Green in Concert
2018 Marian Anderson Vocal Award winner


Named for the groundbreaking African American contralto, the Marian Anderson Vocal Award recognizes a young American singer in opera, oratorio, or recital repertory. Given annually by the Kennedy Center, the award offers a cash prize, a residency at Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and a recital co-presented by WNO and the Kennedy Center’s Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. This year’s winner, Ryan Speedo Green, has been named by the New York Times as a “scene-stealing bass-baritone with a robust voice.”

Prior recipients include John Holiday, Denyce Graves, Eric Owens, Lawrence Brownlee, Janai Brugger, and many others.