Timothy Richards

The Welsh tenor Timothy Richards studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. His operatic debut came in 1998, when he played Alfredo in »La Traviata« at the Welsh National Opera under Carlo Rizzi. His opera engagements have taken him all around Europe: he sang as Nemorino in »L’Elisir d’amore«, as Ismaele in »Nabucco«, as Cassio in »Otello« at the Theater Basel, and as Rodolfo in »La Bohème« at the Oslo Opera, at the Copenhagen Royal Opera, and at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. He has given guest performances with the Welsh National Opera and the Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He was a member of the ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden, performing in roles including Rodolfo, Ismaele in »Nabucco«, Rinuccio in »Gianni Schicchi«, as a Singer in »The Knight of the Rose« and as Fenton in »Falstaff«. He debuted at the Theater Dortmund in the role of Pinkerton, and there went on to sing the parts of Hoffmann, Alfredo, Don José, and Hans in »The Bartered Bride«. His extensive concert and oratory repertoire has led him to give guest performances in many of Europe's cities, including renditions of the requiems by Verdi and Mozart, Mendelssohn's Elias, Handel's Messiah, and Rossini's Stabat Mater in venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the Bridgewater Hall, at events such as the Welsh Proms, and with the BBC National Orchestra in St David’s Hall in Cardiff. Timothy Richards made his Komische Oper Berlin debut in 2005 with Pinkerton and as a Singer in »Der Rosenkavalier«. He has been a member of the ensemble since 2006, and has sung the title role in »Tales of Hoffmann«, Rodolphe, the Duke of Mantua, and Florestan.