Richard Leech

​“His high notes fill the house effortlessly and excitingly!

   ...other than Pavarotti on his best nights

            I can’t think of a tenor I’d rather hear in the part.”
                                                                                                    Will Crutchfield, The New York Times

                                                                         [Metropolitan Opera debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème]

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              TenorRICHARD LEECH


“...PERHAPS THE MOST 

       EXCITING  TENOR 

        OF HIS GENERATION!"

              The Cincinnati Enquirer


​​​​WELCOME TO THE HOME OF AMERICAN TENOR, RICHARD LEECH

Director of Resident Artist Programs, Michigan Opera Theatre ​

The Met • La Scala • Covent Garden • Vienna • Paris • Berlin • Rome • Florence • Madrid • Barcelona • LA • Chicago • San Francisco • Washington • San Diego • Carnegie Hall and The Hollywood Bowl are just some of the world stages on which American tenor Richard Leech has made his home. In a career spanning more than three decades, he mastered dozens of the lyric roles of the French, Italian, and German repertoire, performing and recording with many of the world’s greatest singers and conductors. 


Michigan Opera Theatre

In the Fall of 2015 Richard Leech was named Director of Resident Artist Programs for Michigan Opera Theatre to create and head the company's new resident artist program Michigan Opera Theatre Studio.​ His leadership role with MOT Studio allows Mr. Leech to utilize all aspects of his broad experience as he oversees the development of some of opera's most exciting emerging artists.​                                

                                        


Rutgers University

Mr. Leech is also on the voice faculty of Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Rutgers Opera Institute, a position he began in 2013.  

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