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Richard Morrison

Baritone

  • The central role itself was finely presented by Richard Morrison
    George Hall, The Stage
  • Richard Morrison delights in the title role. He displays a gallant, controlled voice with a robust middle, virile and dominant in performance
    Das Opernglas
  • Richard Morrison, as the suave Count Robinson, made a more than promising debut
    The Independent
  • Richard Morrison is a prize winning graduate of the Royal College of Music in London.  He sings regularly in Germany, where he has appeared at the Staatsoper Hannover (Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia), Nationaltheater Mannheim (Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor), Staatstheater Mainz (Don Giovanni, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande, Germont La Traviata, Marcello La Boheme, Baritone solo in Das Lied von der Erde),  Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern (The Traveller Death in Venice, He Vaage’s Someone is going to come, He Kerger’s Ein Mond aus Kochender Milch), Theater Bonn (Peter Hänsel und Gretel), Theater Bremen (Ottokar Der Freischütz), Staatstheater Schwerin (Carmina Burana). In the UK he has appeared at Opera North (Count Robinson The Secret Marriage, Goryanchikov From the House of the Dead), the Royal Albert Hall (Sharpless Madam Butterfly) and Opera Holland Park (Dr. Falke Die Fledermaus). He sang Don Alfonso in Sir Thomas Allen’s production of Cosi fan tutte for Samling Opera.

    In concert he has appeared at all of the UK’s principal venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Festival Theater Edinburgh, Usher Hall, singing with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra.

    Richard Morrison has recently recorded the role of Philippe in Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and to be released in 2015 on Deutsche Grammophon. He appears with John Wilson and his orchestra on their Cole Porter in Hollywood CD on Warner Classics. Other recordings include the title role in Edward German’s Tom Jones, a world premiere recording on Naxos and The Sultan in Sullivan’s Rose of Persia for the BBC, also a world premiere recording. He has released a solo CD of Scottish songs entitled, Songs of my Home.

    His recent engagements include Ford Falstaff at the Staatstheater Oldenburg and he has just been appearing with the John Wilson Orchestra on their UK tour of Cole Porter in Hollywood, broadcast on Sky TV.

    • From the House of the Dead
      Opera North

      But the opera’s great heart beats strongly throughout, animated by an impressive ensemble boldly led by Robert Hayward (Shishkov), Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (Luka), Alan Oke (Skuratov) and Richard Morrison (a last-minute substitute for Roderick Williams as Goryanchikov), all of whom sharply etched their characters and their harrowing back stories. Diction was excellent throughout.
      Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph
      The central role itself was finely presented at this performance by Richard Morrison…
      George Hall, The Stage
      Another all-too-brief glimmer of the hope of humanity can be seen in the relationship that blossomed between Goryanchikov and Alyeya. Played by Richard Morrison (standing in for an unfortunately indisposed Roderick Williams) and Claire Wild, their vocal dexterity and emotional intelligence served as a welcome break from the coarseness of the other prisoners. The smooth clarity of Morrison’s voice elegantly portrayed the father-like quality needed for his interaction with Alyeya.
      Katy Thomson, Opera Britannia
    • Tom Jones
      Naxos

      Tom's role is very well taken by Richard Morrison, tonally focused in his songs, including 'A Foundling Boy', one of the bonuses. The booklet lists Germont, Enrico and Don Giovanni among his operatic repertoire, so one will expect the strong tone, with which comes an easy top. He produces a winning performance.
      International Record Review
      The baritone, Richard Morrison, delights in the title role. He displays a gallant, controlled voice with a robust middle, virile and in dominant in performance.
      Das Opernglas
      “Richard Morrison as Tom manages to provide that carefree charisma needed to attract attention and sings well with clear diction in ‘West Country lad’.
      Music Web International
  • Richard Morrison’s Opera Repertoire

    BIZET
    • Carmen (Morales, Escamillo)
    BRITTEN
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius)
    • Peter Grimes (Ned Keene)
    CIMAROSA
    • Il matrimonio segreto (Count Robinson)
    DEBUSSY
    • L’enfant prodigue (Simeon)
    • Pelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas)
    DONIZETTI
    • L’elisir d’amore (Belcore)
    • Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
    GERMAN
    • Tom Jones (Tom Jones)
    HANDEL
    • Arminio (Segeste)
    • Deidamia (Fenice)
    HAYDN
    • L’isola disabitata (Enrico)
    HUMPERDINK
    • Hänsel und Gretel (Peter)
    JANACEK
    • From the House of the Dead (Goryanchikov)
    • The Cunning Little Vixen (Harasta, the Poacher)
    MASSENET
    • Werther (Albert)
    MOZART
    • Bastien und Bastienne Colas
    • Cosi fan tutte (Don Alfonso; Guglielmo)
    • Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)
    • Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
    PUCCINI
    • Gianni Schicchi (Marco, Betto di Signa)
    • La Boheme (Marcello)
    • Madam Butterfly (Sharpless)
    RAVEL
    • L’heure Espagnol (Ramiro)
    ROSSINI
    • Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
    • La Cenerentola (Dandini)
    STRAUSS
    • Die Fledermaus (Falke)
    • Die Fledermaus (Eisenstein)
    STRAVINSKY
    • The Nightingale (Emperor)
    • The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)
    SULLIVAN
    • Iolanthe (Strephon)
    • Mikado (Pish Tush)
    • Rose of Persia (The Sultan)
    • Yeoman of the Guard (Sir Richard Cholmondeley)
    VERDI
    • La traviata (Germont)
    • Rigoletto (Marullo)
    WEBER
    • Der Freischütz (Ottokar)
    • Oberon (Sherasmin)
    WEILL
    • Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt
    • Mahagonny (Bill)
  • Photos

    • Photography Credit: JL del Castillo
      Photography Credit: JL del Castillo
    • Photography Credit: JL del Castillo
      Photography Credit: JL del Castillo
    • Photography Credit: JL del Castillo
      Photography Credit: JL del Castillo