Arlington Heights, Illinois native Ryan Wolfe joins the Domingo-Colburn- Stein Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera for the 2022-2023 season. Commended for his “commanding presence” and “well-tutored, polished baritone”, Ryan has won an Encouragement Award in the Central Region Finals of the Dominique and Eric Laffont Competition, is a two- time semi-finalist of the Lotte Lenya Competition, and won first prize in the 2022 University of Cincinnati – CCM Corbett Opera Scholarship Competition. Ryan’s busy 2022-2023 season began with Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the Richmond Symphony followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Ryan made his LA Opera debut as the Jailer in Tosca conducted by Louis Lohraseb, with additional credits including Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia conducted by Lina Gonzalez Granados, Golaud in Impressions de Pelléas, the title character in Henry Mollicone’s Moses, and the Harold in Otello, all conducted by James Conlon. He covered the roles of Johnson/Owen in Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ Omar, Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande. In December 2022, Ryan debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing Der Steuermann in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and directed by Peter Sellars. In the summer of 2023, Ryan will return to the Des Moines Metro Opera to sing Doncaïro in Carmen.