Richard studied singing at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with Renato Cappecchi in the USA. On leaving GSMD he enjoyed a 20-year career continuously in work performing over 40 principal roles with all the major British Opera companies, collaborating with many of the world’s ﬁnest conductors, directors and choreographers. He has also given recitals, concerts, oratorios at home and abroad, and taken part in many commercially released recordings. He was also versatile enough to take on, amongst others, the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London and Ravenal in Showboat, which he performed for nearly two years on national tour and twice at The London Palladium. He brings a wealth of experience as an educator, teaching a variety of singers including; young adults, undergraduates, post-graduates, industry professionals on a one-to-one basis as well as directing choirs and musicals, delivering workshops and summer schools.