The Welsh tenor, Timothy Richards, studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

In 1998, he made his professional operatic debut as Alfredo in La traviata for Welsh National Opera. Invitations to perform in Basel, Innsbruck, and Oslo followed.
His engagement as Italian tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Semperoper Dresden was the beginning of his career in Germany. Since then, Timothy Richards appears in the leading tenor roles at houses such as the National Opera Oslo, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, the state operas of Leipzig and Stuttgart, Grand Opera Poznan, Glyndebourne Opera, as well as numerous other renowned opera houses and festivals throughout Europe, such as the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

The centre of his repertoire is the famous Italian and French Opera, including the roles of Rodolfo/La Bohème, Duke/Rigoletto, Ricardo/Un ballo in maschera, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi/Tosca, Luigi/Il Tabarro, Don José/Carmen, Hoffmann/The Tales of Hoffmann, Werther/Werther, and Italian singer/Der Rosenkavalier. He also sings the roles of Hans in Die verkaufte Braut and The Prince in Rusalka.

Beside his engagements on the opera stage, Timothy Richards is a much sought-after concert tenor as well. He gave concerts with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and the MDR Symphonieorchester in the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgwater Hall, St. Davis Hall, and at Philharmonie Essen.

His past engagements include The Tales of Hoffmann at Theater Bielefeld, Rusalka at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, La Bohème at Staatsoper Berlin, and Jules Massenet’s Werther in Salzburg. Further, he made his debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the English National Opera in London. Timothy Richards maintains a close relationship with the Komische Oper Berlin, where he was particularly successful under the stage direction of Sebastian Baumgarten, Barrie Kosky, and Andreas Homoki.

Recent highlights include the Perm State Opera, where he sang the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann for which he was nominated for the Golden Mask Festival in Russia, Prince/Rusalka as well as Don José/Carmen at Komische Oper Berlin, his return as Erik/Der fliegende Holländer in Barcelona, and the roles of Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly in Wuppertal, Pollione/Norma in Prague, Gustavo/Un ballo in maschera at Nationaltheater Mannheim and Walter/Loreley in St. Gallen.

Engagements in the season 2018/19 include Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at Teatro Petruzzelli, Ein Sänger/Der Rosenkavalier at Komische Oper Berlin as well as Manrico/Il trovatore at Theater St. Gallen.
In addition, Timothy Richards will be on tour, singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza.

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Boris Orlob
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Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
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Repertoire Concert

Beethoven Symphony no. 9
Haydn The Creation
Händel Messiah
Hughes Dewi Sant
Mendelssohn Elias
Mozart Requiem
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
  Stabat Mater
Stainer Crucifixion
Verdi Requiem



Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Leonore Op.72.a Florestan
Bellini Norma Pollione
Bizet Carmen Don José
Catalani Loreley Walter
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Nemorino
Dvorak Rusalka Prinz
Massenet Werther Werther
Menotti The Saint of Bleeker Street Michele
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 1st Geharnischter Mann
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Hoffmann
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio
  Il tabarro Luigi
  La Bohème Rodolfo
  Madama Butterfly Pinkerton
  Tosca Cavaradossi
  Turandot Calaf
Smetana The Bartered Bride Hans/Jenik
Strauss, R. Arabella Matteo
  Der Rosenkavalier Ital. Singer
Verdi Falstaff Fenton
  La Traviata Alfredo Germont
  Nabucco Ismaele
  Otello Cassio
  Rigoletto Ducca
  Un ballo in maschera Riccardo
Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer Erik



Loreley / St. Galler Festspiele / 23.06.17 / Das Opernglas

"einer so klangvollen, mit einer wunderbaren italienischen "Träne" aufwartenden Stimme" 

Rusalka / Komische Oper Berlin / 23.10.16 /

"sang with ardor and beauty" 
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