Bass-baritone Richard Moore grew up in Suffolk and studies with Peter Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music. He is thrilled to be returning to Buxton Festival to sing in the Chorus, and also to cover the role of Rocco in Beethoven’s Leonore.
Recent appearances on the opera stage include Frank Maurrant Street Scene (RNCM Opera), Bricoleur Louise (Buxton Festival) and Mago Cristiano Rinaldo (Longborough Festival). He has also recently sang in the chorus and covered roles for British Youth Opera, Buxton Festival Opera and Nevill Holt Opera.
Richard maintains a busy schedule as a concert soloist across the UK, and maintains a close relationship with St Martin in the Fields where he has performed as a soloist in, amongst others, Vaughan Williams Fastasia on Carols, Handel Messiah and Bach Schau lieber Gott, wie meine Feind. He is also a member of Dame Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works and performs regularly with the group at venues across the UK.
Richard was the winner of the President’s Prize at the 2015 Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition, the 2nd Prize at the 2015 AESS National English Song Competition and is the winner of multiple prizes at the RNCM.
He is very grateful for the support of his grandfather (Dr Richard Moore), The James Caird Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Francis Higgins Award and the continuing support of The Pimlott Foundation.