"Opera, to me, is the study of singing correctly," Joseph Ryan says. "I don't mean to negate the value of pop music or blues or jazz, (but) I'm an opera guy. Itâ€™s the main thing I aspire to do every day."
The bibles of an opera buff: music by Mozart, Verdi and Samuel Barber.
"You've got to know when to dial it back," Joseph Ryan says of his penchant for playing villains. "It doesn't mean you get to be angry and evil all the time. You have to have composure."