Ashley Riches
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Ashley Riches

Ashley Riches Biography (BBC)

Ashley Riches read English at Cambridge University, where he was a member of King’s College Choir.

He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2012-14.

Ashley made his ROH main stage debut singing with Roberto Alagna in a gala concert. During his two years at Covent Garden he also appeared as Salieri in Rimsky Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, as Michael in the world premiere of Eichbert’s Glare (Linbury Studio), Morales Carmen, Mandarin Turandot, Baron Douphol La Traviata and Officer Les Dialogues des Carmelites. He has since returned to the company to sing Osmano in L’Ormindo at the Globe Theatre. Other roles previously sung include Marcello La Bohème, title roles Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Father Hänsel und Gretel, Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Sid Albert Herring, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ibn-Hakia Iolanta. Ashley made his debut for English National Opera as Schaunard La Bohème and has recently appeared in the title role of Owen Wingrave (Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy).

Already well established on the concert platform, Ashley’s appearances include the UK premiere of Shostakovich Orango (Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen), Messiah in Birmingham Symphony Hall and with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mass in B Minor with Arcangelo at Flanders Festival, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Sir Roger Norrington, Handel L’Allegro and Mozart Requiem with the Gabrieli Consort, Britten’s War Requiem with Novaya Opera Moscow and in Cadogan Hall, and Bach Cantatas with the AAM at the Wigmore Hall. Most recently he made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic as Creon Oedipus Rex with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and joined the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra for an extensive European tour of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Ashley also took part in the world premiere of John Powell’s Prussian Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra, sang Pollux Castor and Pollux with Christian Curnyn at St John’s Smith Square, Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium with the AAM and The Kingdom at the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester.

As a recitalist Ashley has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, the City of London Festival, the Schubert Festival and the Ludlow Festival. His recordings include Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes with Graham Johnson for Hyperion, a solo disc of Shakespeare Sonnets set to music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tadesco, for Resonus Classics, St John Passion (AAM) and Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris and Handel’s L’Allegro (Gabrieli Consort). He also made a TV appearance in David Starkey’s TV series “Music and the Monarchy”.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include a return to English National Opera as the Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with the AAM, Apollo e Dafne with the Pannon Philharmonic in Hungary, Israel in Egypt with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Christmas Oratorio on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Ashley Riches Biography (Wikipedia)

Ashley Riches is a British operatic baritone.

Riches studied at Winchester College and King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in English and sang in King's College Choir under Stephen Cleobury. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a finalist for the Gold Medal.

From 2012 to 2014 Riches was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In his Royal Opera House main stage debut he sang a duet with Roberto Alagna in a gala concert.

Riches' lead roles with major opera companies have included Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart at English National Opera, the title role in Owen Wingrave by Britten for Opéra national de Lorraine, and Creon in Oedipus rex by Stravinsky with John Eliot Gardiner and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Concert appearances have included the UK premiere of Shostakovich's Orango with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Bach's St Matthew Passion on a European tour with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir. His solo recital appearances include the City of London Festival.

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Ashley Riches Tracks

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Roger Quilter
Now sleeps the crimson petal
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Now sleeps the crimson petal
Samuel Barber
3 Songs Op.10
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3 Songs Op.10
Charles Ives
In Summer Fields
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In Summer Fields
Frederick Delius
Let us garlands bring Op.18 (no.2 & no.5)
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Let us garlands bring Op.18 (no.2 & no.5)
Johannes Brahms
Four Serious Songs
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Four Serious Songs
Franz Schubert
Die schoene Mullerin
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Die schoene Mullerin
Francis Poulenc
Chansons Gaillardes
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Chansons Gaillardes
Aaron Copland
Boatman Dance
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Boatman Dance
Maurice Ravel
Chansons Populaires - Chanson Ecossaise
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Chansons Populaires - Chanson Ecossaise
Aaron Copland
Ching a Ring
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Ching a Ring
Aaron Copland
By the River
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By the River
Aaron Copland
Long Time Ago
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Long Time Ago
Aaron Copland
The Dodger
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The Dodger
Gerald Finzi
Earth and air and rain Op.15
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Earth and air and rain Op.15
Aaron Copland
I bought me a cat
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I bought me a cat
Aaron Copland
Ogden Nash's Musical Zoo
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Ogden Nash's Musical Zoo
Franz Schubert
Winterreise - song cycle D.911
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Winterreise - song cycle D.911
George Frideric Handel
L' Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il moderato: Populous cities please me then
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L' Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il moderato: Populous cities please me then
Antonín Dvořák
Biblical Songs, No 3 "Hear, oh hear my prayer"
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Biblical Songs, No 3 "Hear, oh hear my prayer"
Antonín Dvořák
Biblical Songs, No 2 "Lord my shield, my refuge and hope"
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Biblical Songs, No 2 "Lord my shield, my refuge and hope"
Antonín Dvořák
Biblical Songs, No 1: "Darkness and thunderclouds are round about Him"
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Biblical Songs, No 1: "Darkness and thunderclouds are round about Him"
Johannes Brahms
4 Ernste Gesange Op.121 for voice and piano
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4 Ernste Gesange Op.121 for voice and piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of Travel
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Songs of Travel
Joseph Haydn
Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis) Hob XXII:11 - Kyrie
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Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis) Hob XXII:11 - Kyrie
Benjamin Britten
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
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Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Modest Mussorgsky
Songs and dances of death (arr. for voice and orch)
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Songs and dances of death (arr. for voice and orch)
Thea Musgrave
5 Songs for spring
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5 Songs for spring
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Tournoiement no.3 from Melodies persanes Op.26
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Tournoiement no.3 from Melodies persanes Op.26
Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Joseph Haydn
Mass in Time of War Hob XXII:9 - Agnus Dei
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Mass in Time of War Hob XXII:9 - Agnus Dei
Henry Purcell
Let the night perish (Job's curse)
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Let the night perish (Job's curse)
Benjamin Britten
Folksong arrangements
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Folksong arrangements
Henry Purcell
Let the night perish (Job's curse)
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Let the night perish (Job's curse)
Gerald Finzi
Let us garlands bring
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Let us garlands bring
Hubert Parry
Hear my words, ye people
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Hear my words, ye people
Kate Whitley
I Am I Say
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I Am I Say

I Am I Say

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Children from Harris Academy, Kender and John Donne Primary schools
Orchestra
Peckham Chamber Orchestra
Conductor
Christopher Strark
Trad.
The Lincolnshire Poacher
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The Lincolnshire Poacher
Johannes Brahms
Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht Op. 49 No. 4
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Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht Op. 49 No. 4
Richard Rodney Bennett
Songs before sleep
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Songs before sleep
Kate Whitley
Love, Like Water
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Love, Like Water
Kate Whitley
In Praise of Adultery
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In Praise of Adultery
Claude Debussy
Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: Clair de Lune
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Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy
Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: Fantoches
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Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: Fantoches
Claude Debussy
Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: En Sourdine
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Fêtes galantes Set 1, L80: En Sourdine
Samuel Barber
Hermit Songs Op. 29
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Hermit Songs Op. 29
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