Colin engaged as Apprentice artist at Santa Fe Opera
I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining Opera San Jose as a Resident Artist this coming season! It looks like it will be a very exciting year, allowing me to revisit two roles and add two to my repertoire.
The season begins with my role debut as Raimondo in Donizetti's tragic Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia will have performances September 10th, 11, 15, 18, 23, and 25.
The second production of the season will be Il Bariere di Siviglia where I will come back to Don Basilio and his well known essay on gossip, 'La Calunnia è un venticello'.
The third and most adventurous and exciting production of the year will be second Scottish priest of the season! I will make my role debut as Father Palmer in Kevin Puts's Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Silent Night. This is an incredible opera, first commissioned by Minnesota Opera in November of 2011, that illuminates the Christmas truce between German, French, and Scottish forces in 1914. It took its inspiration from the 2005 film Joyeux Noel, and is moving, provocative and stunningly beautiful. I'm ecstatic about spending time with this piece and very excited to be a part of its west coast premiere.
The final opera of the season is Puccini's La bohème. I'm always happy to come back to this masterpiece and always find something new in my good friend Colline. This run will put me at over 15 performances of Colline in my young career, and almost 20 performances of Puccini's classic.
All in all this is one of those seasons great for opera fans, and those who have never seen an opera before. It will be a great year and I look forward to seeing everyone in the audience!
I've honored to have been awarded an Encouragement Award at this year's George London Competition Finals. It was truly an incredible experience and I hope to return next year.
I'm very honored to announce that I've been selected as a finalist in this year's George London Foundation Competition Finals. I've been asked to sing Leporello's Catalogue aria. The finals concert begins at 4:00pm and I am scheduled to sing at 6:17. Best of luck to all my fellow finalists!
I'm pleased to announce that I was recently selected as the Third Prize winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Rocky Mountain Region.
I'm very excited to announce that I'll be returning to Crested Butte this summer to reprise Colline in Puccini's La bohème. Crested Butte is a special place with wonderful people and I couldn't be happier to be joining the festival for my second season.
Colin will make his debut at Sarasota Opera singing Colline in La bohème on October 30th, 2015 for a run of 7 performances.
- Mimì : Jessica Rose Cambio
- Musetta : Angela Mortellaro
- Rodolfo : Martín Nusspaumer
- Marcello : Craig Irvin
- Colline : Colin Ramsey
- Schaunard ; Gideon Dabi
- CONDUCTOR : Victor DeRenzi
- STAGE DIRECTOR : Stephanie Sundine
- SCENIC DESIGNER : David P. Gordon
- COSTUME COORDINATOR : Howard Tsvi Kaplan
- LIGHTING DESIGNER : Ken Yunker
- CHORUS MASTER : Roger L. Bingaman
- YOUTH OPERA CHORUS MASTER : Jesse Martins
Pacific Musicwork's second collaboration with the University of Washington returns this Friday, May 8 with Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Colin is making his role debut as Sarastro in his second outing with Grammy winner, Stephen Stubb's Pacific Musicworks after last year's critically acclaimed Semele.
Colin is also very excited to open his second show with director Dan Wallace Miller. This production is an exciting departure from the standard 'flute' we are all used to.
Yesterday Colin was selected as a District Winner in the Washington District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions along with Alexa Jarvis and Elaina Moreau. He sang Figaro's aria 'Non piu andrai' from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Aleko's Cavatina from Rachmaninov's Aleko.
Colin will return to Seattle, WA for the regional finals on February 15, 2015 at Benaroya Hall.