Richard Roberts - tenor
Originally from Kansas, Richard Roberts 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 Teacher Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Nick The Girl of the Golden West and Balthasar Zorn The Mastersingers of Nuremberg all for English National Opera, Mime in Das Rheingold & Siegfried in Der Ring des Nibelungen for Opera North, The Gaoler / The Grand Inquisitor Il prigioniero for Theater Lübeck and Normanno Lucia di Lammermoor for Buxton Festival Opera.