Richard Wiegold (Sarastro – Magic Flute)

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    Richard WiegoldWelsh-born bass Richard Wiegold has a rapidly developing international career in opera and concert, with roles at Covent Garden, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Salzburg Festival, the Canadian Opera, Utah Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, North Carolina Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera Colorado, Le Grand Théâtre de Genève, Le Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and other leading companies, and in concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Halle Orchestra.  Prior to becoming a singer, Richard was a professional cellist for nearly ten years.  Richard sings Dr Grenvil on the Grammy-nominated DVD of La Traviata starring Renee Fleming, and the Commendatore on the soundtrack of the forthcoming movie ‘Interlude in Prague’.  Other roles include Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande,  Gurnemanz Parsifal  and King Marke and Banquo Macbeth.  This year Richard has sung Don Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Welsh National Opera and Il Commendatore Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera of Kansas.