After completing a Ph.D. in law and a career as a law lecturer, Opera Singer for Hire Ryan became a professional singer in 2008. Since then he has studied with Veronica Dunne at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and holds a Masters in Music degree in the Conservatory of Music and Drama, DIT, under Stephen Wallace. He is also a Licentiate of RockSchool London. In recent years he played George in the award-winning and 5-star reviewed “Der Vampyr” at the Everyman Palace Theatre, as Gaston in “La Traviata” and Remendado in “Carmen” at Cork Opera House, appeared as the principal Danilo in “The Merry Widow” at the National Concert Hall, performed as a soloist in numerous productions of Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Stainer’s Crucifixion, was a guest entertainer for Saga Cruises, and appeared in numerous concerts including Cork City Hall, Kilkenny Castle, and the Everyman Palace Theatre. He recently produced and performed the 56th Annual Lord Mayor’s Gala Christmas Concert at City Hall. He is equally as comfortable singing with an orchestra, piano, instrumental combo or backing tracks, and he has extensive experience with all these musical forms. He can sing classical, musical theatre, jazz, swing, contemporary and folk/traditional.