B i o g r a p h y
Richard is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music’s Opera Course, where he was privileged to perform the role of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. He is now generously supported by Opera Prelude.
Richard is currently performing in English Touring Opera’s productions of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Bach’s St John Passion having previously performed in their productions of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and a Triple Bill including a mixture of Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo. He also recently travelled to Tokyo with Diva Opera to perform as ‘Pedrillo’ in their production of Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail.
Richard previously sang the High Priest in Mozart’s Idomeneo for the Buxton International Festival and, working under Graham Vick, performed the role of the Sailor in Birmingham Opera Company’s production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. He has performed a number of roles over the years with Garsington Opera, including the Glassmaker in Britten’s Death in Venice conducted by Steuart Bedford with Garsington Opera and Selimo in Rossini’s Maometto Secondo.
Richard originally studied Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester, where he completed a PhD in the field of crystallisation.