Richard Wiegold

Bass

Welsh bass Richard Wiegold made his international debut as Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande with the Canadian Opera Company, and has since performed with leading companies internationally.

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Richard Wiegold | Gurnemanz | Titurel, der fromme Held | Parsifal

Richard Wiegold | Daland | Der Fliegende Holländer | Wagner

A close association with the Wagnerian repertoire has seen Wiegold perform Gurnemanz Parsifal (Estonian National Opera); König Marke Tristan und Isolde (Prague State Opera; North Carolina Opera); Reinmar von Zweter Tannhäuser (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Stefano Colonna Rienzi and Reinmar von Zweter Tannhäuser (Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse); Hans Schwarz Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Fasolt Das Rheingold (North Carolina Opera); Veit Pogner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Hallé Orchestra); Titurel Parsifal and Veit Pogner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Saffron Hall); and Daland Die Fliegende Holländer with Paul Daniel (Real Filharmonía de Galicia).

Further highlights include Commendatore Don Giovanni (Canadian Opera Company; Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Opera Colorado; Utah Opera); Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande (Canadian Opera Company; Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Sarastro Die Zauberflöte (Opéra Théâtre Saint-Étienne); Timur Turandot (Utah Opera); Elder Ott Susannah (ABAO Bilbao); L'homme à la Fenêtre/le Vieux/le Mendiant Aveugle Juliette (Grand Théâtre de Genève); 5th Jew Salome (Salzburg Easter Festival); Banquo Macbeth  (Palm Beach Opera); Doctor Grenvil La traviata (Royal Opera House); Monterone Rigoletto (Opéra de Limoges); Bonze Madama Butterfly (Scottish Opera); Bonze Madame Butterfly, Melchtal & Walther Guillaume Tell, Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro, Ein Priester Moses und Aron, and Vairochana in Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream (Welsh National Opera); and Death Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Hallé Orchestra at the Imperial War Museum North).

On the concert platform he has performed with an array of leading orchestras and conductors, highlights have included Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Rocco in Beethoven’s Leonore with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Orest Elektra Real Filharmonica de Galicia with Paul Daniel; 1st Nazarene/2nd Soldier/5th Jew in Salome under the baton of Valery Gergiev at the Verbier Festival; 5th Jew Salome under Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoiker; King Louis VI Euryanthe, and Marchese di Calatrava La forza del destino for Chelsea Opera Group; Gualtiero in Puccini’s Edgar for Scottish Opera; 1st Apprentice Wozzeck at the Concertgebouw with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; and Verdi Messa da Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic at the Royal Albert Hall.

Wiegold’s recent engagements include Il Re Aida for the Canadian Opera Company; Oroe Semiramide at the ABAO Bilbao; Theseus A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier; and Zweiter Geharnischte Mann Die Zauberflöte at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia.

Richard Wiegold is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management in Europe & Sundry Territories.
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