La Traviata at Opera San Jose

R to L: Christina Pezzarossi as Flora, Amanda Kingston as Violetta, Colin Ramsey as Dr. Grenville  Photo Credit: Pat Kirk

R to L: Christina Pezzarossi as Flora, Amanda Kingston as Violetta, Colin Ramsey as Dr. Grenville

Photo Credit: Pat Kirk

In true luxury casting bass-baritone Colin Ramsey, who has successfully assumed a number of major roles at OSJ, was a firm-toned Doctor Grenvil.
— Opera Today
Colin Ramsey displays his fathoms-deep bass in the rather
brief role of Dr. Grenvil.
— Operaville

Manon at Opera Santa Barbara

while bass Colin Ramsey...Brought to the role of the Chevalier’s father, Le Comte des Grieux, believable parental patent, his voice filling the Granada Theatre soulfully.
— VOICE Magazine

Così fan tutte at Opera San Jose

Colin Ramsey sang Guglielmo with a gorgeous big bass-baritone.
— Repeat Performances
a killer voice, so deep and poised it
almost betrays his delicate features
— MetroActive Arts
Colin Ramsey as Guglielmo and Cassandra Zoe-Velasco as Dorabella  Photo Credit: Bob Shomler

Colin Ramsey as Guglielmo and Cassandra Zoe-Velasco as Dorabella

Photo Credit: Bob Shomler


La bohème with Opera San Jose

Colin Ramsey as Colline  Photo Credit: Bob Shomler

Colin Ramsey as Colline

Photo Credit: Bob Shomler

Colin Ramsey’s participation always raises high expectations, since this talented young bass always brings assured singing and committed stage presence to every role. Mr. Ramsey does not disappoint, scoring a solid success with a wrenching, doleful Vecchia zimarra.
— Opera Today
As the philosopher Colline, bass-baritone Colin Ramsey gave an assured performance of the Act IV coat aria.
— San Jose Mercury News

Verdi's Requiem with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

The four vocal soloists, soprano Ariana Strahl; mezzo-soprano, Victoria Vargas; tenor, Robert Breault; and bass-baritone, Colin Ramsey were nicely matched, as demonstrated in their first quartet, Kyrie eleison. Ramsey’s voice was particularly resonant as he sang “Oro supplex et acclinis.”
— San Diego Jewish World
Bass-baritone Colin Ramsey understood that both humility and dignity in the face of Judgment is our human right, in a fine-grained voice of great beauty.
— San Diego Union Tribune

Silent Night at Opera San Jose

Colin Ramsey’s wondrously sung Father Palmer showed once again that this accomplished Resident Artist is one the company’s major assets.
— Opera Today

Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera San Jose

As Basilio, Colin
Ramsey resembled a kind of Rocky Horror English professor,
constantly entering from the bathroom after a toilet flush (nitpick: an
anachronistic toilet flush). But even this level of silliness could not
hide his lush tone, notably in the song of slander, “La calunnia è un
— Operaville
The oily Music Master Basilio was well-served by the wonderfully suave
basso voice of another Young Artist, Colin Ramsey. Allowing him to be
honestly, unabashedly youthful was an inspired choice, and no comedy was
lost by showcasing Mr. Ramsey’s gorgeously rolling tones, with their vibrant
young sheen. A solidly delivered La calunnia has rarely been as pleasingly
voiced, yet with all the necessary sinuous underpinnings.
— Opera Today

Lucia di Lammermoor at Opera San José

Bass Colin Ramsey (another R.A.!) was a revelation to me as a beautifully calibrated Raimondo. Until Mr. Ramsey, I have never been persuaded by this role or its musical characterization. But on this day, his majestic, orotund, ravishing bass and sincere acting made as good a case for this part as I imagine is possible.
— James Sohre for Opera Today
Colin Ramsey as the mediating chaplain has a wonderfully expressive bass voice which frequently sang out above the chorus, not with sheer power but with a quiet projection, graceful, yet authoritative – one of the highlights of the production.
— Heather Morris for Peninsula Reviews
Photo Courtesy of Bob Shomler

Photo Courtesy of Bob Shomler

bass Colin Ramsey and mezzo Anna Yelizarova impressed vocally in convincing portrayals of Raimondo and Alisa.
— Elijah Ho for San José Mercury News

St Matthew Passion at Gulfshore Opera

Ramsey had a full, rich bass-baritone range in which he conveyed convincingly to the audience the emotions of Jesus as he faced his betrayal, crucifixion and death.
— Bill Jones - Charlotte Sun

La bohème at Sarasota Opera 2015

...Colin Ramsey as Colline, rounded out the quartet of Bohemians with focused sounds and characterizations. In fact, Ramsey’s farewell to his beloved overcoat in the last act was fittingly touching and beautifully sung.
— June LeBell, The Observer

The Magic Flute at Pacific Musicworks 2015

Colin Ramsey brought warmth and depth to the role of Sarastro.
— Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times
Photo by Rosetta Greek

Photo by Rosetta Greek


Messiah with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 2014

At the other end of the sonic spectrum was bass Colin Ramsey, who had tremendous power and clarity in his lowest notes, making “Why do the nations so furiously rage” into the kind of attention-grabbing interlude that Handel likely intended
— Pioneer Press

Semele at Pacific Musicworks 2014

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Colin Ramsey’s deep, rich bass is a foundation you could build a castle on.
— Seattle Times
And what stars they were! It’s hard to decide which was more brilliant, ... the sonorous bass of Colin Ramsey
— Melinda Bargreen for Classical King

The Consul at Seattle Opera 2014

Mr. Kofner (Colin Ramsey, who recently wowed as Collatinus in Vespertine’s production of The Rape of Lucretia) tries to follow the rules, even when he is taken advantage of, even when he is being ignored. Ramsey’s earnestness as a true believer is shattering.
— The Stranger
Bass Colin Ramsey, as the grave Mr. Kofner, mezzo Deborah Nansteel, as the emotional Foreign Woman he helps... all had sumptuous voices.
— Opera News
Colin Ramsey is a touching, effective Mr. Kofner.
— Seattle Times

La Cenerentola at Green Mountain Opera Festival 2014

Colin Ramsey sang beautifully as the aforementioned — and wickedly indescribable — “fairy godfather
— Vermont Today