Opera Singer Ryan Speedo Green's Long Road to the Met Stage

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Ryan Speedo Green

Bass-baritone opera singer Ryan Speedo Green details his path to music, from an abusive upbringing in a violent trailer park in southeastern Virginia, to his success at age 24 in a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, in Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family, written by Daniel Bergner, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.

The New York Times has a video of Ryan Speedo Green singing “Vecchia zimarra” from Act IV of Puccini’s "La La Bohème." Watch the video here

Event: Ryan Speedo Green will be in conversation with Daniel Bergner at The Greene Space, hosted by WNYC producer of special projects on race Rebecca Carroll, on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. For tickets, click this link