Welcome to the home of American Tenor, Richard Leech

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 class stages on which celebrated American tenor Richard Leech has made his home. In a career spanning three decades, he has 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. 



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Richard Leech can be found on over twenty recordingsDISCOGRAPHY_1.html

Of his debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème,

Will Crutchfield wrote:

“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.”

                                   The New York Times

June 19, 2013: 

Richard Leech will give a Master Class at Hunter College for the Students of the Martina Arroyo Foundation program  “Prelude to Performance” Richard_Leech_Sudios.html


July 28, 2013  New Brunswick, NJ


Beginning in the Fall Semester of 2013, Richard Leech will join the faculty of

Rutgers University, Masson Gross School of the Arts as

Adjunct Professor of Voice. 

Mr Leech will continue to maintain his private studio in NY at the

Opera America, National Opera Center

Feb 9 2013  Antigua, Guatemala

In Tribute to Mario Lanza

an evening with Richard Leech

with Soprano Bertha Granados and Baritone Luis Girón May

Maestro James Demster and the Festival Orchestra

Join Richard Leech and Friends in the Parque Central of the Historic City of Antigua, Guatemala,  Mariol Lanza toured the US with Francis Yeend and George London as The Bel Canto Trio.  Richard has adapted his acclaimed Lanza Tribute Concert to recall these historic performances.

-Sponsored by The Guatemala National Foundation for Education and Culture

-Fundación Paiz para la Education y Cultura -

Metropolitan Opera: May 2012 - The Makropulos Case

“Richard Leech makes welcome return to the Met singing passionately as the besotted Gregor.

     George Loomis, Musical America Worldwide

"As Gregor, Richard Leech returned to the Met after a seven-year hiatus, his lyric tenor expanded into a spine-tingling dramatic instrument."

    James Jordon, New York Post

"The ensemble cast includes Richard Leech, in ringing voice as Gregor,..."

    The New Yorker - Goings On About Town

"...ardent and effective"

    Antohony Tomassini, The New York Times

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Recent role additions:

Der Kaiser - Die Frau Ohne Schatten; Vladimir Igorevich - Prince Igor;

Gregor - Vec Makropulos; Canio - Pagliacci; Turriddu - Cavalleria Rusticana,

Prince Andreii - Khovanshchina.

For more on Mr Leech’s repertoire please visit  Biography

Teaching & Coaching

Study and Coach roles with Richard Leech in the new studios of the Opera America National Opera Center.Richard_Leech_Sudios.htmlRichard_Leech_Sudios.html