Photo Coverage: Ronan Tynan Plays Patchogue Theatre
Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day "Renaissance Man." Faced with numerous challenges throughout his life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Ronan won both the John McCormack Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show Go For It less than one year after beginning the study of voice. The following year, he won the International Operatic Singing Competition in Maumarde, France. He made his operatic debut as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madame Butterfly, and cut his teeth on the concert repertoire in performances of Verdi's Requiem,Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Stabat Mater, and Puccini's Messa di Gloria. In 1998, Tynan joined Anthony Kearns and John McDermott (later Finbar Wright) as The Irish Tenors, an instant worldwide sensation.
Ronan is also a popular solo artist, has appeared on opera stages, sings at intermission for professional sporting events, and is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the United States, presenting nearly 50 speeches annually for major international corporations and organizations.
Ronan's ability to simultaneously console and inspire is well documented. In the wake of 9/11, the men and women of the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department and their families have been able to count on Ronan Tynan's abiding concern and beautiful voice. Tynan's singing offered the gentlest consolation at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 2004, when an international TV audience of more than 35 million heard him sing "Amazing Grace" and Schubert's "Ave Maria," at the personal invitation of Nancy Reagan.
Ronan sang at the White House Governors' Ball at the invitation of President and Mrs. Bush in February, 2007, and in 2008 returned to the White House to sing at the St. Patrick's Day Reception attended by members of the U.S. and Irish governments. He performed during the Concert of Hope prior to the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium in April, 2008.
For information about upcoming performances visit www.ronantynan.net.
Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy