As Bacchus, in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Photo by Marcela Poch/Teatro Municipal)

As Bacchus, in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Photo by Marcela Poch/Teatro Municipal)

Operatic Tenor and GSFTA alumnus Richard Cox has made a splash in New York City, landing a spot in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth.

For more on Richard’s work, check out his official website.

A former ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt, Mr. Cox appeared in several new productions there, including ‘The Tempest’, ‘Arabella’, ‘Owen Wingrave’, and ‘Das Rheingold’ (which was recorded by Oehms Classics). He also appeared as Florestan in ‘Fidelio’, Peter Quint in ‘Turn of the Screw’, the Bishop of Bujoja in ‘Palestrina’ (also recorded by Oehms Classics), and Aegisth in ‘Elektra’. Other recent opera engagements have included Malcom in ‘Macbeth’ and First Armored Man in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ at the Metropolitan Opera, Don José in student performances of ‘Carmen’ at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, his role debut as Bacchus in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ and Sergei in ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Ruprecht in Viktor Ulmann’s ‘Der zerbrochene Krug’ at the Los Angeles Opera (released on DVD for Arthaus Musik), Adolar in Weber’s ‘Euryanthe’ at the Staatsoper Dresden as Adolar, and Claudio in the first fully-staged North American production of Wagner’s ‘Das Liebesverbot’ at the Glimmerglass Festival.

An accomplished concert singer and recitalist, Mr. Cox was on the roster of the Marilyn Horne Foundation and made his New York recital debut in the ‘On Wings of Song’ recital series. He has also appeared with the Seattle Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

The recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Richard Cox has earned grants from the George London Foundation, Sullivan Foundation, Opera Index Inc., the Olga Forrai Foundation, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and the Shoshana Foundation. He has been honored with a Lucrezia Bori Grant for foreign study, the Vocal Arts Honors Recital at Alice Tully Hall, and the Campbell Watcher Memorial Award for singers from Santa Fe Opera. He holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Florida State University, and The Juilliard School.