Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod

Recondita Armonia - Puccini


Richard is a tenor who has performed in opera, oratorio, operetta and musical theatre at most of the major venues in the South East of England. He has won many prizes in festivals and competitions and recently completed a Diploma in Performance Studies in Opera through the renowned Birkbeck College, University of London.

You can be assured that should you require Richard to sing at  your wedding or event, you will receive a highly professional and polished service. He has an enormous love of singing, possessing an extensive classical and contemporary repertoire, which ensures that musical directors of companies across the South East contact him to perform in operas and concerts on a regular basis.

Richard works mainly in London and the South East, but is happy to travel should you require.

Richard will be appearing with Opera Foundry at their Mozart effect concerts at St Marys Church, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3UA on Saturday 20 January 2018 and at Richmond Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 3TH on Saturday 10 February 2018. He will be singing extracts from Cosi Fan Tutte as Ferrando, The Marriage of Figaro as Don Basilio and Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio. Tickets are available via the Opera Foundry website http://www.opera-foundry.com

Richard has also be nominated as Charity Ambassador by Legal & General plc for the work he does with Opera Foundry.

Please read about what he does and vote for him by scrolling down to Charity Ambassadors. Click on the cross next to it, click the radio button next to his name and scroll a bit further down to Submit Vote at https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/awards/2017 Voting closes on 24 January 2018.

Reviews 2010

"The men did not disappoint either with fine tenors......Richard Johnson (Alfred) suitably cast in the role of suitor" Surrey Mirror

"The role of Alfred as a singing teacher gave Richard Johnson the chance to display a fine tenor voice to perfection" Words and Music

French Opera 2017
Richard Johnson gave a very dignified performance of Des Grieux’s aria from Manon.  With his strong bright tenor voice he sang with feeling.....very emotional.

The duet, sung by Louise Herrington and Richard Johnson, from Spontini’s opera La Vestale, expressive of illicit love between a Vestal priestess Giulia and the war hero Licinio; a chance to hear some more lovely music sung with deep emotion. 

The luscious tones of Bizet’s duet from Les Pêcheurs de Perles, performed in a vibrant rendering by Ian Helm and Richard Johnson.   Mark Aspen

German Opera 2017

In their duet, Vivat Bachus!, Pedrillo, sung by rounded tenor Richard Johnson, soon converts Osmin from Allah to Bacchus.  

Opera foundry’s quintet from the Meistersingers was exceptional, Eva, Magdalene, Walther, David and Sachs (Ravenhill, Dumville, Connolly, Johnson and Andrade) complementing and enhancing each other’s’ voices as they wove a delicate embroidery of harmonies. Mark Aspen

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