About Ryan

About Ryan

Ryan Morgan is a lyric tenor living in Cork, but originally from Wales. Recent high profile performances have included the National Concert Hall (Dublin), Thomond Park rugby ground, Ulster Hall, Dublin Castle, Cork City Hall, Kilruddery House, and Kinsale Arts Week. In the past, he has sung at the Royal Albert Hall, Massey Hall (Toronto), St David’s Hall (Cardiff), Cork Opera House, and the Basilica Santuario de la Vera Cruz (Caravaca, Spain). He is available for national and international engagements. He is also a specialist in providing music for wedding ceremonies and funeral services, as well as other types of church and civil service.

Ryan has extensive experience at providing music for wedding services, church services, corporate events, and musical concerts. He has a wide repertoire, ranging from Broadway to Baroque, and opera to jazz.

He has studied with internationally acclaimed vocal coach Dr Veronica Dunne at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has also received training from other well-regarded vocal coaches, including Robert Beare, Robert Alderson, Sigrid Herzog and Ingrid Surgenor MBE. He is currently studying toward a Masters in Music at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Ryan is a multiple-prize winner, receiving accolades for Grand Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre, Lieder, Art Song, Early Music and Sacred Singing. He has been awarded the Henry O’Callaghan Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Most Promising Performer at Feis Maitiu, Cork. He has received several commendations at Feis Ceoil, the Irish national music festival.

He has appeared in a number of productions, including Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, Lehar’s The Merry Widow, the 5-star reviewed Der Vampyr by Marschener and Bizet’s Carmen. He has also sung with the Three Tenors Ireland, the Band of An Garda Siochana, the Irish Army Band, the Royal Irish Academy Symphony Orchestra, and the Cork School of Music Concert Orchestra. He has performed for Ministers of Government, Ambassadors, the inaugural voyages of cruise ships, and a variety of arts festivals.

Ryan has also enjoyed critical recognition of his vocal talents. Writing in the Irish Examiner about Ryan’s performance in the 5-star reviewed Der Vampyr in 2014, Jo Kerrigan said:

“Welshman Ryan Morgan, doubling as Diener and George, has a remarkable stage presence and we will hear more of this young tenor.”

Commenting on Opera at the Orangery at Kilruddery House, critic Dick O’Riordan stated in the Sunday Business Post:

“[Laura Nicorescu’s] arias with tenor Ryan Morgan included the famous La Bohème troika, and it received a deserved standing ovation. …

…[Ryan] Morgan’s sweet tenor and Dubliner Rory Musgrave’s fruity baritone voices also did well. Their duet from Bizet’s Pearl Fishers was a highlight and it pleased the audience no end.”
(Sunday Business Post, Sunday, July 24, 2011) (View the article)

He has also been described by Prof. Mark Wildman (head of vocal studies at the Royal College of Music, London) as “A tenor voice of some presence and focus .. a splendid burnished quality to the tone”, by Prof. Adrian Thompson (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) as “A vibrant and colourful voice”, and by Patricia McMahon (Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama) as “A great tenor timbre … technically extremely efficient … a rich resonant tenor voice ”.

He has also been featured on radio programmes as diverse as RTE Radio One’s Arena Programme to Australian broadcasts (Radio Fremantle).

With a repertoire that encompasses the classical tenor range, as well as swing and contemporary music, Ryan’s soaring voice never fails to thrill audiences. Ryan’s love of song, his appreciation for the audience, and his sensitive musicality always permeates his performances. Whether you want to create a magical atmosphere with classical music during your wedding service, a professional air for a corporate event, or want to get the party started with swing singing at a drinks reception, Ryan’s unique performance will add an exceptional extra dimension to your big event.