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’s notable recent performances include his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in Richard Strauss’ Feuersnot, the title roles in Rigoletto, Macbeth, Sweeney Todd, and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and premiere performances of new American operas Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd (NY premiere) and A Thousand Splendid Suns by composer Shiela Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos based on the international best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini (World premiere).
A versatile singing-actor, Ron was the subject of a 2012 feature article by The Sondheim Review that concluded “Ron Loyd has built a career on ‘and’ and not ‘or’” after examining his commitment to compelling performances in both opera and musical theatre. With over 60 roles to his credit, Ron’s operatic appearances include Germont (La Traviata), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Tonio (Pagliacci), Ford (Falstaff), Marcello (La Bohème), and Leporello (Don Giovanni) while the roles of Sweeney Todd, Emile de Becque (South Pacific), Pseudolus (Forum), and Max von Mayerling (Sunset Boulevard) have highlighted Ron’s prowess in American musical theatre.
In concert, favorite solo performances include Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs with Helena Symphony, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Pensacola Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Ridgefield Symphony and his alma mater, West Texas A&M Symphony and Chorale.
We’re happy to have Ron make his company debut with SPO in the thrilling role of Germont.
For more on Ron, please visit www.ronloyd.com
LA TRAVIATA 2018 – GIORGIO GERMONT