Richard Cox tenor
About Richard CoxTenor Richard Cox made his NCO debut as Loge in Das Rheingold, a role that he also sang at Minnesota Opera. This season he also appears as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra.
In 2019 he debuted the role of Ahab in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick with the Chicago Opera Theater and Opera San José. In 2018 he sang the role of Larry Renault in the European premiere performances of William Bolcom and Mark Campbell's Dinner at Eight at the Wexford Festival Opera.
Other recent opera engagements Mitch in Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire (Hawaii Opera Theatre); Laca in Jenufa for Des Moines Metro Opera; Peter Grimes (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra); Prinz Kalaf in Busoni's Turandot for the Bard SummerScape Festival;and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Tichon in Káta Kabanová at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.
His Metropolitan Opera performances include Froh in Das Rheingold, Malcolm in Macbeth, First Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte (Live in HD), and the Celebrant in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. He made his Washington National Opera debut in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
He also has appeared with Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Glimmerglass Festival. He is a former ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt, where he appeared in new productions of The Tempest, Arabella, Owen Wingrave, and Das Rheingold.
He has appeared in concert and recital throughout North America.
Photo by Sean Turi