Richard Leech

Operatic tenor. Born 26 March 1957
Richard Leech
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1957-03-26
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Richard Leech

Richard Leech Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Leech (born March 26, 1957) is an American operatic tenor, recipient of the Richard Tucker Award in 1988, and particularly associated with lyric roles of the Italian and French repertories.

Raised and educated in Binghamton, New York, he began his career in the early 1980s, and made his debut at the New York City Opera, as Rodolfo in La bohème, in 1984.

He quickly established himself in lyric roles such as Edgardo, Duke of Mantua, Alfredo, Faust, Roméo, Hoffmann, des Grieux, Werther, Pinkerton, etc. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1989, as Rodolfo. He also appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles, and Houston.

For San Diego Opera, where he appeared in twelve seasons between 1988 and 2008, his roles included his first Don José (Carmen), Werther (Werther) and Turridu (Cavalleria rusticana).

On the international scene, he made a sensational debut in Berlin, as Raoul in Les Huguenots, in 1987, and has since appeared at the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, La Scala in Milan, etc.

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Giuseppe Verdi
Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 2 'M'ami, M'ami...'
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Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 2 'M'ami, M'ami...'

Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 2 'M'ami, M'ami...'

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MIchelle Crider
Orchestra
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Conductor
Giacomo Puccini
Si, mi chiamano Mimi
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Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Charles‐François Gounod
Ainsi que la brise légère (Faust)
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Ainsi que la brise légère (Faust)

Ainsi que la brise légère (Faust)

Choir
Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Orchestra
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Richard Leech
The Witches of Eastwick
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The Witches of Eastwick
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