Ricky Torres-Cooban, Bass-baritone | Season 2 Guest Artist |

Ricky Torres-Cooban,

 Bass-baritone 

 Ricky Torres-Cooban has enjoyed a colorful performance career with a variety of ensembles throughout the country and internationally including Boston Baroque. Highlights of his operatic performances include the role of Papageno in Boston Lyric Opera's Outreach Tour of The Magic Flute, Dr. Gibbs in the New England Premiere of Ned Rorem's Our Town, and both Simone and the title role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Mr. Torres-Cooban has been privileged to originate several new works including the title role in Huelskamp's The Year of the Serpent with Juventas New Music Ensemble and the bass soloist in Ordway's the Festival Mass for the Great Vigil of Easter. Other celebrated concert performances have included Rameau's Aquilon et Orithie as a part of the 2014 Berkeley Early Music Festival as well as bass soloist in Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem. Ricky first studied music at New York University where he completed his Bachelor of Music with Gregory Sheppard. After pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music with the late James McDonald, he completed a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an M.S. in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology at Stanford University. In addition to his musical pursuits, Ricky is a coastal and water resources engineer.