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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Now Playing:  Nessun Dorma

Puccini: Turandot

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

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June 14, 2014: 


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


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Richard Leech is on the Voice Faculty of

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Rutgers Opera Institute

Castleton Festival, Castleton Artist Training Seminars (CATS


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

Opera America, National Opera Center



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September 18, 2014

Richard Leech serves as Panelist for Opera America “Feedback Auditions”

National Opera Center, NY, NY



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April 29, 2014

New York,NY

New York Singing Teacher’s Assoc. (NYSTA)

Richard Leech is Guest Master Teacher for NYSTA Professional Development Program.

Presentation: “The Balanced Voice”





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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Teaching & Coaching




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

In addition to his classical work, Richard Leech is a unique crossover artist, performing repertoire that ranges “From Naples to Nashville and Broadway to the Big Screen.”

You can explore the “flip side” of this popular and versatile artist further at GrandClassicConcerts.com


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