Ryan Belongie, a second-year Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, began the 2010-2011 season singing the role of Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Wolf Trap Opera. Highlights of the current season include covering the role of Lychas in Hercules with Lyric Opera of Chicago, singing the role of Arsemene in Xerxes with Alan Curtis at Berkeley Opera, the annual Adler Fellows Gala Concert with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and his European debut in Norway singing the role of Didymus in Theodora with Opera Bergen.Concert appearances this season include Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia and the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas with Jane Glover and Music of the Baroque, Gesualdo’s Responsoria with Il Complesso Barocco conducted by Alan Curtis in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, as well as a recital sponsored by the Shoshana Foundation. As a first-year Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera, Belongie has performed in scenes as Endimione in La Calisto and in the title role in scenes from Giulio Cesare. As a member of the 2009 Merola Opera Program he performed the title role in scenes from Orfeo ed Euridice, Arsemene in scenes from Xerxes, and Toby in The Medium. In addition to being a two-time national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ryan Belongie was the winner of the 2009 Lola Fletcher award from the American Opera Society, the recipient of a 2010 Shouse Career Development Grant, and the recipient of a 2009 and 2010 Richard F. Gold career grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Mr. Belongie is a graduate of the Vocal Honors Program at Northwestern University.