Richard Wiegold

Melchthal / Walter William Tell

Born in Caerphilly, Richard Wiegold trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and continues his studies with Anthony Roden. Recent engagements include Schwarz Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Dr Grenvil La traviata (Royal Opera House); A Priest Moses und Aron, Vairochana Wagner Dream (WNO); Gurnemanz Parsifal (Estonian National Opera); Reinmar von Zweter Tannhäuser, Colonna Rienzi (Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse); L’homme a la fenetre / le petit Vieux / le Mendiant Juliette (Grand Théâtre de Genève); Commendatore Don Giovanni (Opera Colorado); Banquo Macbeth (Palm Beach Opera); Timur Turandot (Utah Opera); Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande, Commendatore (Canadian Opera Company); Monterrone Rigoletto (Limoges); King Marke Tristan und Isolde (Prague State Opera); Elder Ott Susannah (ABAO in Bilbao); First Nazarene / Second Soldier / Fifth Jew Salome (Verbier Festival); Fifth Jew (Salzburg Easter Festival); Bonze Madam Butterfly, Banquo (Scottish Opera); Vodnik Rusalka (Lyric Opera, Gaiety Theatre Dublin); Daland Der fliegende Holländer (Dorset Opera Festival); Pogner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with The Hallé / Sir Mark Elder and Pfarrer / Dachs Das Schlaue Füchslein (Wiener Kammeroper). Recordings include Dr Grenvil (Royal Opera House DVD, Grammy-nominated); Second Mercenary Švanda Dudák (Wexford Festival Opera). Future plans include Sarastro (Opéra Saint Etienne); Reinmar von Zweter (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Pogner (Saffron Opera Group) and König Marke in concert in North Carolina.