Gonsalve (L’Heure Espagnole) for Grange Park Opera, Quint (Garsington), Orfeo with
Laurence Cummings, and Thespis/Mercure (Platée) at the Palais Garnier. He has appeared
in the world premieres of operas by Mark-Anthony Turnage (ENO), Huw Watkins, Nicola
Lefanu, Edward McGuire, Eleanor Alberga and Stephen McNeff (Royal Opera House).
Click on the links above to view details of his varied repertoire, see selected reviews
and explore his extensive discography that includes Coates Songs with Sir Thomas
Allen and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Stradella San Giovanni Battista (winner of a
Gramophone Award), Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Die Schöne Müllerin, On Wenlock Edge
and works by Arne, Monteverdi (with the Consort of Musicke), Bach, Purcell, Boyce,
Howard Blake, Bernard Herrmann and Benjamin Britten amongst many others. Film and
television work includes the world premiere of Gerald Barry’s The Triumph of Beauty
and Deceit for Channel Four TV and the award winning Norwegian feature film Suffløsen.
For seven years, Richard has featured both as a solo recitalist and director of vocal
master classes at Dartington International Summer School.
Richard Edgar-Wilson's lyric tenor voice and musical artistry are in demand internationally,
both on the concert platform and the opera stage. He has worked in over thirty countries
collaborating with many of the best conductors of our time including Mark Minkowski,
Sir Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Jeffrey Tate, Philipe Herreweghe, Sir Neville
Marriner, Thierry Fischer and Sir Charles Mackerras.
Highly sought after as an Evangelistand as an interpreter of the music of Benjamin
Britten, he has sung Bach’s Passions around Europe, and performed Serenade for Tenor,
Horn and Strings in Norway and Greece, War Requiem in Northern Ireland and Italy,
Spring Symphony in Budapest, and Death in Venice for ENO,La Monnaie, the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw and La Scala, Milan.
In recital he has performed with Graham Johnson and the Songmakers' Almanac, and
with Malcolm Martineau, Eugene Asti, Iain Burnside, Roger Vignoles and Julius Drake.
Opera appearances include Tamino (Portugal and New Zealand), Don Ottavio (Lisbon),
Acis(Spain, Canada and London),
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