Colin Ramsey


Lucia di Lammermoor
La Boheme

Colin Ramsey

(He) Bass-Baritone Colin Ramsey has been lauded for his “majestic, rotund, ravishing bass”

San Diego Opera
Colline in La Bohème, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Speaker in Die Zauberflöte, Marullo in Rigoletto, 201,920,202,021
The Santa Fe Opera
Edward Teller (Cover) in Doctor Atomic, Registrar in Madama Butterfly, Apprentice Artist, 2018
Opera Santa Barbara
Manon, Madama Butterfly, The Crucible, Romeo et Juiliette, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020
Seattle Opera
Mr. Kofner in The Consul, Barone di Kelbar in Un Giorno di Regno, Young Artist, 20,122,013
Wolf Trap Opera
Studio Artist, 2011
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Don Giovanni
Colin Ramsey
is represented by
Justin Werner
Stratagem Artists



Festival Lyrique en Mer, 2021

Don Giovanni

Festival Lyrique en Mer, 2021

Così fan tutte

Pacific Opera Project, 2020

La Bohème

San Diego Opera, 2020

Roméo et Juliette
Frère Laurent

Opera Santa Barbara, 2020

La bohème

San Diego Opera, October, 2020


Bass-Baritone Colin Ramsey has been lauded for his “majestic, rotund, ravishing bass” (Opera Today). During the 20-21 season, Mr. Ramsey joins San Diego Opera for Colline in La bohème and Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Pacific Opera Project as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and the Festival Lyrique en Mar as Leporello in Don Giovanni (postponed due to COVID19). In 2022, Mr. Ramsey will return to San Diego Opera singing The Speaker in Die Zauberflöte. Other recent performances have seen him in role and company debuts singing Le Comte des Grieux in Manon, Reverend Hale in The Crucible, The Speaker in Die Zauberflöte, and his Santa Fe Opera debut singing the Registrar in Madama Butterfly and covering Edward Teller in John Adam’s Dr. Atomic. Mr. Ramsey’s unique “smoky” timbre has been well lent to additional roles such as, Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Father Palmer in Silent Night, Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Seneca in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. On the concert stage he has been a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and La Jolla Symphony. Mr. Ramsey he is a winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition, 3rd Prize winner in the Rocky Mountain Region of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and an Encouragement Award winner in the George London Foundation Competition. He is an alumnus of The Manhattan School of Music where he attended as a Presidential, and Presser Foundation Scholar.
Colin Ramsey’s deep, rich bass is a foundation you could build a castle on.
— Seattle Times