Richard Wiegold : Bass

Richard Wiegold has a rapidly developing international career as a bass in opera and concert, with appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Canadian Opera, Opera Colorado, Utah Opera, North Carolina Opera,  Le Théât
re du Capitole de Toulouse,  The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Palm Beach Opera, the ABAO,  Le Grand Théâtre de Genève, Welsh National Opera, the Prague State Opera, the Verbier Festival, the Estonian National Opera, with the Berlin Philharmonic and companies and festivals in the UK, Ireland, Mexico, France, Italy and China.

Since 2008, Richard has sung under some of the world’s preeminent conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev,  Sir Antonio Pappano,  Sir Mark Elder, Richard Bonynge and Jan Latham-Koenig, and alongside some of the world’s greatest singers, including Renée Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Deborah Voigt, the late Elizabeth Connell, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Thomas Hampson,  James Morris, Simon Keenlyside, Joseph Calleja, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Lloyd, Iain Paterson and Siegfried Jerusalem.

Born in South Wales, Richard was a professional cellist for nearly a decade before returning to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, to study voice 1999-2003.

The Multimedia page features a new recording of an aria from Wagner’s Parsifal, recorded at a concert in Manchester, UK, in summer 2015.

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