Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category


Ryland and Rupert Neve

February 5, 2015


Ryland and Rupert Neve are making music together again!!


Featured in Houston Chronicle: Opera Singer Feeds Kitchen Passion

February 12, 2014

I’ve been enjoying my time performing at the Houston Early Music Festival.  I’ve also been lucky to have been featured in the Houston Chronicle discussing my two passions, music & food.  You can take a look at the article here along with one of my favorite recipes.Houston Chronicle


Goodbye summer!

September 11, 2013

It was a great summer this year. I had a blast fishing in Yellowstone Park. Check this out below – catch of the day!



Ryland and Tweedy SG

May 13, 2013

This Tweedy is totally inspiring even when it’s not plugged in! I love the feel! The guitar was a great help when working on a song for the upcoming Rupert Neve archive CD. Many thanks to Gibson for their continuing support of my music!Ryland Angel and Tweedy SG


Cayman Cookout 2013

February 3, 2013

I had the good fortune to be in Grand Cayman a few weeks ago and met some great chefs! Cayman Cookout is “an intimate gathering of some of the world’s most respected chefs, winemakers, culinary personalities, and food and wine enthusiasts from around the globe”. There was a lot of excitement about Kitchen Opera Company! Yippee!

Grand Cayman Cookout 2013

Top notch chefs in a beautiful location!


My birthday present

December 13, 2012

This year, as a birthday present to myself, I asked Samantha Shin to paint an oil of St Cecilia, the saint honored on the day I was born. And here it is — absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Samantha!


“Breadsticks at Otto – they really are very addictive!”

October 22, 2012


Ryland “tickling the ivories”

October 4, 2012

Here is a photo of me playing the piano, sent to me by a very talented
photographer called Keith Dong. I have terrible technique, but I think the photo is great!


The Cross in the Window

May 3, 2012

Here is a picture taken by a Joseph Sanchez, a wonderful up and coming photographer based out of Austin. He very kindly took this shot during rehearsals with Ensemble VIII in First Lutheran church a few weeks ago.

Here is a link to his work;


Karsten Moran, Photographer

February 22, 2012

Right before the February 11th concert, a wonderful photographer took these two shots (below).  Karsten Moran was extemely professional and personable.  If you are looking for a good photographer, send him a note at!!