This flexible, charismatic, eclectic singer was born in Sunderland. Richard’s musical background began with playing the Cello as well as playing Guitar in a rock band. By accident he discovered a Placido Domingo Album in the Rock section of a Record Store, which led him to a Career in Opera singing.
Richard currently sings regularly in Operas and Concerts in the UK, USA and Europe including Opera Holland Park, Dortmund Bach Chor and the European Chamber Opera. He specialises in the Comedic or Lyrical roles, including Papageno (The Magic Flute), Marcello (La Boheme), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Germont (La Traviata), Spalanzani/Frank (Tales of Hoffmann) & Vasek (The Bartered Bride). In Oratorio he has also performed the Solos in Mozart's Requiem and Solemn Vesper's, Haydn's Creation as well as Faure's and Vivaldi's Requiem.
He is also an established Recording Artist, having sold well over 20000 albums independently. His music has been taken to Australia, Nepal, USA, Canada and all over Europe.
He has performed hundreds of times at Theatres, Functions, Music Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, and the like. Anything from Concert Halls to The London Hilton Park Lane, Private Parties and Weddings to Glastonbury Festival, Prom in the Park Events and Rugby Stadiums, to audiences from 20 to 20000. If you would like to know more about booking Richard then please go to the Bookings page.
He trained at Trinity College of Music and Morley Opera in London, and currently studies with Peter Knapp. He is a native English speaker, fluent in German, has good conversational French and Italian and has also sung in Spanish, Latin, Russian, Czech and Greenlandic.
Below is a video clip of Richard performing Ireland's Call at the Cedars Theatre, Leighton Buzzard March 2015.