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25 July 2019

Looking forward to Welsh National Opera's 2019/20 season

With rehearsals for Welsh National Opera's only a few weeks away we are delighted to have several artists working on these productions.

Robyn Lyn Evans and Wyn Pencarreg appear in the third opera in David Pountney's Verdi trilogy, Les vêpres siciliennes, Robyn performs Daniéli and Mainfroid, whilst covering Henri, and Wyn performs Le Sire de Béthune.

Additionally, covers include Robyn as Il Duca and Claire Wild as Gilda in Rigoletto, with Wyn covering Escamillo in Carmen and Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen.

6 July 2018

Harry Nicoll and Richard Roberts perform in Ariadne auf Naxos

Harry Nicoll and Richard Roberts perform Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos for Longborough Festival Opera. The new production is directed by Alan Privett and conducted by Anthony Negus.

Harry last performed at Longborough as Don Basilio in their 2016 production of Le nozze di Figaro and Richard in 2014, as Spoletta in Tosca.

Performances oftake place on 13, 15, 17, 19, 21 July.

24 November 2017

Keel Watson and Richard Roberts perform with Chelsea Opera Group

Keel Watson and Richard Roberts perform in Rimsky-Korsakov's Christmas Eve with the Chelsea Opera Group. Keel as Panas and Patsyuk and Richard, the Devil.

The concert performance is conducted by Timothy Burke takes place at Cadogan Hall on 10 December.

21 February 2017

Richard Roberts performs Don Basilio in Malta

Richard Roberts performs Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatru Manoel in Malta. The new production is directed by Jack Furness with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Philip Walsh.

Performances take place from 28 February to 6 March.

6 February 2017

Jeni Bern and Richard Roberts on BBC4

Jeni Bern and Richard Roberts can be seen on BBC4 and BBC iPlayer in Opera North's epic production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by Richard Farnes. The performances were filmed at Leeds Town Hall in 2016.

Das Rheingold will be broadcast on BBC4 on 12 February at 7pm, with Jeni and Richard as Woglinde and Mime respectively. Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung will all be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer with Jeni as Waldvogel and Woglinde, and Richard as Mime

18 October 2016

Richard Roberts performs in Tosca for Celebrate Voice

Richard Roberts performs Spoletta in Tosca at the Celebrate Voice Festival in Salisbury next week. The production is directed by Julia Burbach with Musical Director Philip Thomas.

Performaces take place on 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 October atthe Medieval Hall in Salisbury.

31 May 2016

New Artist - Richard Roberts

We are delighted to announce that tenor Richard Roberts has joined our roster for general management. Originally from Kansas, Richard completed a degree in Music at the University of Kansas and studied further at the Chautauqua School of Music, New York. Formerly a principal artist with both the Staatstheater Kassel, Germany, and the English National Opera, London, he has also appeared as Guest at the Theater Kiel, the Theater Krefeld and the Volkstheater Rostock. His many roles have included The Witch Hänsel und Gretel, Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, Truffaldino The Love for Three Oranges, Platon Karataev War and Peace, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi, Edmondo Manon Lescaut, Pang Turandot, Alfred Die Fledermaus, Young Guard King Priam, David Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Walther Tannhäuser

Highlights of recent seasons include The Gaoler / The Grand Inquisitor Il prigioniero for Theater Lübeck, Normanno Lucia di Lammermoor for Buxton Festival Opera, Nick The Girl of the Golden West and Balthasar Zorn The Mastersingers of Nuremberg for English National Opera.

Engagements in the current season include The Teacher Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for English National Opera and a return to Opera North as Mime inDas Rheingold & Siegfried in Der Ring des Nibelungen.