Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, which includes selections from the operatic, oratorio, concert, and pop music genres. Dr. Tynan first gained international attention in 1994 after winning Go For It, a televised singing competition in the United Kingdom. A practicing orthopedist at the time, he continued his music training at the Leinster School of Music and Drama in Dublin, Ireland, and continued at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England earning a post-graduate Diploma in Voice. In 1998, he became a member of The Irish Tenors, a group with whom he continues to tour with today. Through the years he has participated in Master Classes with Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor Ugo Benelli, Australian tenor Ken Neath, American tenor James King, and American soprano Cynthia Lawrence.
Dr. Tynan is currently the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence with the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre teaching Vocal Performance, Voice and Repertoire classes, with a focus in oratorio and opera at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has appeared in concert halls across the United States and internationally. He is a Sony recording artist who has released more than 10 titles, four of which have achieved platinum status. Additionally, between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Tynan, a bi-lateral amputee, amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records while participating in the Paralympics, of which he still holds nine.
Dr. Tynan has performed for four U.S. Presidents including President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush, as single soloist at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, and for President Clinton. Additionally, he has performed for two Popes: Pope John Paul II at St. Peter’s Basilica, and Pope Benedict at the Concert of Hope. He performed at numerous benefits and memorials for the New York Police and Fire Departments following 9/11, and maintains a strong bond with those devoting their lives to public service. Dr. Tynan is also a sought after motivational speaker, having more than 30 engagements annually. Dr. Tynan will be accompanied by pianist William Lewis who for the past 15 years has been his sole accompanist.
Saturday, May 4
Monday, September 16