Richard is an international baritone singing in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe.
Principal opera roles include Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatsoper Hannover, Enrico, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Stern, Anna Nicole at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and Olivier, Capriccio at the Tiroler Landeshtheater Innsbruck. He has appeared in concert at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Wigmore Hall, and has recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Warner Classics and Naxos. Richard has broadcast on BBC TV & Radio and Classic FM on numerous occasions, both as a soloist and as a presenter.
Richard will sing Lord Morton in Thea Musgrave's Mary Queen of Scots at Opera Leipzig, December 2023 to February 2024.
Recent opera & theatre
In 2021, Richard sang the title role, Nikola Tesla, in the world premiere production of Electric Saint, written by Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore, at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar.
"Richard Morrison takes the role of Nikola Tesla, and he was on stage almost continuously: a huge role that he mastered with incredible stamina." Bayerischer Rundfunk
"Richard Morrison as Tesla sings with a very clearly intoned baritone and in his performance conveys Tesla’s longing, his beliefs and his doubts." Online Merker
At the Edinburgh International Festival, Richard starred with Danielle de Niese, Kim Criswell, Anna-Jane Casey, Damian Humbley and Musical Director, Wayne Marshall, in the acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein Review, A Grand Night for Singing.
"Stylish performance, too, from cool Scots-born operatic baritone Richard Morrison." The Scotsman