Bass-Baritone Richard Moore grew up in Suffolk and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. He is a BBC Introducing Classical Artist.
Recent appearances on the opera stage include, Swallow/Peter Grimes and Bass Roles/King Arthur (Dartington International Festival) Bricoleur/Louise, Medico & Servo/Macbeth (Buxton Festival Opera), Mago Cristiano/Rinaldo (Longborough Festival Opera) and Frank Maurrant/Street Scene (RNCM Opera).
Richard has sung in the choruses of La Monnaie and Opera North, and the Nevil Holt, Longborough, and Buxton festivals.
Recent solo concert performances include Handel Samson with Laurence Cummings and Carolyn Sampson at Dartington Interantional Festival, Bach St Matthew Passion at St John’s Smith Square, Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel, and MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
He appears regularly as a soloist at St Martin in the Fields, most recently in Handel Messiah, Vaughan Williams Fastasia on Carols, and Bach Cantata 153.
He is a founder member of Dame Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works and performs with the group at venues around the UK.
Richard was a boy chorister at St John’s College Cambridge under Christopher Robinson CBE.
He studied Music and Spanish at the Universy of Sussex and vocal performance at the RNCM. During his time in Manchester he won multiple prizes and was a finalist in the Elizabeth Harwood, Frederic Cox and Gold Medal competitions.
He also was the winner of the President’s Prize at the 2015 Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition and the 2nd Prize at the 2015 AESS National English Song Competition. During his studies he was very lucky to have the generous support of The James Caird Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Francis Higgins Award, The Dartington International Festival and Summer School, and The Pimlott Foundation.
Richard has beeen a member of the chorus at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels since January 2018.