Richard Wiegold

  • Parsifal – Titurel
  • Die Meistersinger – Viet Pogner

Praised by the Opera News for his ‘cavernous bass and palpable acting,’ Welsh bass Richard Wiegold made his international debut at the Canadian Opera in 2008 as Arkel (Pelleas et Melisande) which has lead to a busy career in Europe, North America and the Middle and Far East.  Richard’s Wagnerian roles include Gurnemanz (Parsifal) at the Estonian National Opera, Hans Schwarz (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at Covent Garden, Reinmar von Zweter (Tannhäuser) at the Chicago Lyric and the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Stefano Colonna (Rienzi), also in Toulouse, Fasolt (Das Rheingold) with North Carolina Opera, König Marke (Tristan und Isolde) at the Prague State and North Carolina Opera, and Daland (Der Fliegende Holländer) at Longborough.  Previously for Saffron Opera Group, he has performed Pogner (Die Meistersinger).

Richard is renowned for his portrayal of the Commendatore Don Giovanni, at the Canadian Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Utah Opera, Teatru Manoel in Malta and elsewhere, as well as on the soundtrack of the movie ‘Interlude in Prague’.  Other roles include Dr Grenvil (La Traviata) at Covent Garden (available on a Grammy-nominated DVD) Fünfte Jude (Salome) at the Salzburg Festival and in concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, Banquo (Macbeth) for Palm Beach Opera and Timur (Turandot) for Utah Opera. Richard’s roles with Welsh National Opera include Vairochana (Wagner Dream), Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Walter/Melchtal (Guillaume Tell) and The Bonze (Madama Butterfly).

Future Plans include Daland (Der Fliegende Holländer) in Galicia, Gualtiero (Edgar) with Scottish Opera and Eroe (Semiramide) in Bilbao.