A second-year Adler Fellow, Ryan Kuster made his San Francisco Opera debut last fall as a Mandarin (Turandot) and returned as Astolfo (Lucrezia Borgia), Masetto (Don Giovanni), and Escamillo (Carmen for Families). He is a graduate of the 2010 Merola Opera Program, where he performed in the scenes program as Garibaldo (Rodelinda), Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Cajus (The Merry Wives of Windsor). As a participant in Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, he has appeared as Schaunard (La Bohème), Enrico (Anna Bolena), Oroveso (Norma), and as the Governor in the world premiere of Margaret Garwood’s The Scarlet Letter, among other roles. Recent engagements include his debuts with San Antonio Opera as Marullo (Rigoletto) and Annapolis Opera as Angelotti (Tosca). He was also featured as Rambaldo (La Rondine) with Oberlin Conservatory in Italy; Count Ceprano (Rigoletto) as well as as Betto (Gianni Schicchi), and in Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost with Opera New Jersey.