Richard Cox makes his company debut as Captain Ahab in OSJ’s 2018-19 production of Heggie’s Moby-Dick. Recent engagements for Mr. Cox include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Live in HD), and debuts at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Willy Decker’s production of Britten’s Peter Grimes. He recently made an acclaimed debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (with Maestro James Conlon), as the tenor soloist for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
Other recent performances have included Loge in Wagner’s Das Rheingold (Minnesota Opera and North Carolina Opera); Mitch in Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire; Laca in Janacek’s Jenufa for Des Moines Metro Opera; the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in semi-staged performances of Peter Grimes; his debut with Washington National Opera for Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre); Prinz Kalaf in Ferruccio Busoni’s Turandot for the Bard SummerScape Festival, Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Sergei in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Tichon in Janacek’s Káta Kabanová at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile; Froh in Das Rheingold, Malcolm in Verdi’s Macbeth, to name just a few.
A former ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt, Mr. Cox appeared in several new productions there, including Ades’ The Tempest, Strauss’s Arabella, Britten’s Owen Wingrave, and Das Rheingold (released on CD and DVD by Oehms Classics). He was also seen as Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, the Bishop of Budoja in Pfitzner’s Palestrina (released on CD by Oehms Classics), and Aegisth in Strauss’s Elektra.
On the concert stage, Mr. Cox has appeared as the tenor soloist in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Britt Festival, Colorado Music Festival and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra; in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Seattle Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, and Laredo Philharmonic; with the Collegiate Chorale and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall; and Siegmund in a concert version of Act One of Die Walküre with the American Symphony Orchestra. 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, and recently sang Schumann’s Dichterliebe as a part of The West End Collegiate Church Concert Series in New York.
Awards and accolades received include 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.
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