Mr. Richardson has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on several occasions including Tanglewood in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Szymanowski’s opera King Roger and Strauss’s Salome under the batons of David Zinman, Charles Dutoit and Andres Nelsons, respectively. He has sung with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Andriessen’s De Materie; returned to the Oratorio Society of New York in Bruckner’s Te Deum after his triumph in Verdi’s Requiem and traveled with the organization for concerts in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mr. Richardson has been tenor soloist with The Cecelia Chorus at Carnegie Hall in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis; soloist with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony in their presentation of Messiah; presented in concert with Close Encounters with Music of The Berkshires; concerts with New Haven Symphony; and, presented in recital at the University of Colorado. This season he prepared the role of Loge in Das Rheingold for the Metropolitan Opera; Das Lied von der Erde with the Orlando Philharmonic; was soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at Alice Tully Hall with Philharmonia Orchestra of New York; and returned to Opera Southwest as Cavaradossi in this past fall.
Mr. Richardson made his Metropolitan Opera and HD broadcast debut during the 2016-17 season as the Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde and returned for Salome later in that season. He subsequently returned for productions of The Exterminating Angel and Parsifal. With other companies in prior seasons he has sung the title role of Peter Grimes with The Princeton Festival; the title role of Werther with Boston Lyric Opera; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Orlando Philharmonic; and, covered the role of Alwa in Alban Berg’s Lulu at The Metropolitan Opera. In addition, Mr. Richardson has sung with the Spoleto USA as Váňa Kudrjaš in Káťa Kabanová and the role of Molqi in The Death of Klinghoffer with Long Beach Opera. He was the title role of Amleto (Hamlet) by Franco Faccio in a US premiere with Opera Southwest and can be found on their recently released recording.
As a former Tanglewood Fellow he is a roster member of the Marilyn Horne Foundation having sung recital residencies throughout America with On Wings of Song. Mr. Richardson holds degrees from the University of Colorado and The Manhattan School of Music and has been honored by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.