The Welsh tenor Timothy Richards studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and was later awarded an entrance scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
In 1996 he won the Towyn Roberts Scholarship at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales one of the most prestigious singing competitions in Wales.
Within a couple of years the tenor was singing the leading roles on some of the best stages in Europe. He made his professional operatic debut in 1998 as Alfredo in La Traviata for Welsh National Opera. This was directly followed by invitations to perform in Basel, Innsbruck and Oslo.
His engagement to sing the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Semperoper Dresden was the beginning of his career in Germany. In the year 2000 he also made his role debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Semperoper Dresden. Since then Timothy Richards appears in the leading tenor roles at Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, National Opera Oslo, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Grand Opera Poznan, Glyndebourne Oper, ENO London Colliseum, Staatsoper Leipzig, Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Spoleto Festival in Italy and at many other opera houses and festivals in Europe.
The centre of his repertoire is the famous Italian and French Opera including Rodolfo/LA BOHÈME , Duke/RIGOLETTO , Riccardo/UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Pinkerton/MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Cavaradossi/TOSCA , Luigi/ IL TABARRO, Don José/CARMEN, Hoffmann/LES CONTES D`HOFFMANN, Werther/WERTHER, Italian singer/ DER ROSENKAVALIER.
He also sings the roles of Hans in DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT and The Prince in RUSALKA.
Timothy Richards is recognized as one of the leading tenors in Europe. He is critically acclaimed for his smooth tenor sound crowned with brilliance on the high notes.
Timothy Richards studied privately with the Welsh Baritone Gwyn Griffiths the traditional Italian school of singing. Griffiths was trained by the same teacher who taught the world famous soprano Dame Joan Sutherland. Sutherland was known also as the mentor of Luciano Pavarotti.
This season Timothy will sing the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Opera på Skäret Summer Festival, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Teatro Petruzzelli Bari Italy, Manrico in Verdi’s Il Trovatore in St Gallen Festspiele, Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Komische Oper Berlin and concerts in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona.

Timothy Richards - Madama Butterfly
Timothy Richards - Hoffmanns Erz�hlungen
Timothy Richards - Hoffmanns Erz�hlungen