Cambridge – United Kingdom
British tenor, Richard Symons grew up in Australia and is a graduate of MANNES COLLEGE, New York and the WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS. He currently holds the position of Vocal Coach at JESUS COLLEGE, Cambridge, deputises at ELY CATHEDRAL and from 2016 to 2020 was Director Of Music at THE BROWNING SCHOOL in New York.
His musical training was as a treble at ST. GEORGES CATHEDRAL in Perth where he also sang as a Lay Clerk and with the ST. GEORGES CATHEDRAL CONSORT.
He has been the recipient of the DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND FUND, the SIR ROBERT WILLIAM ASKIN OPERATIC SCHOLARSHIP and a member of the EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM at the WEST AUSTRALIAN OPERA and the YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM with MANNES OPERA in New York
His early operatice appearances include the FIRST PRIEST in THE MAGIC FLUTE for WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OPERA in 2014, Jason in Milhaud’s MÉDÉE and Ein Soldat in DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS for LOST & FOUND OPERA and Nanki Poo in THE MIKADO for ICW PRODUCTIONS in Perth and Gherardo in GIANNI SCHICCHI for MANNES OPERA. He also appeared in the role of The Singing Cricket in the WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET’s production of PINOCCHIO in 2012.
On the concert platform he has been engaged as the tenor soloist in the ST. JOHN PASSION for ST. GEORGES CATHEDRAL, Perth and for NORWICH CATHEDRAL during 2022, while past performances include the PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL collaborations with THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE and I FAGIOLINI on Striggio’s MASS FOR 40 VOICES and Pärt’s PASSIO.
Concert appearances during 2022 will also include the tenor solos in the Monteverdi VESPERS OF 1610 with EPSOM CHAMBER CHOIR.
And operatic roles will include Spoletta in TOSCA for DIVA OPERA in the UK and France during 2022
Other plans for 2022 include his appearance in Handel’s SEMELE for LE CONCERT D’ASTRÉE at the LILLE OPERA HOUSE and in the title role of SAMSON for ASHFORD CHORAL SOCIETY.
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