Ashley Riches,

Ashley Riches was a member of the King’s College Chapel Choir at Cambridge University, where he read English, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a Jette Parker Young Artist, and represented the Royal Opera at the Leading Young Artists of the World Gala, at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. He made his Classical Opera début in ‘1767 – a retrospective’ at Wigmore Hall. His operatic roles include Morales (Carmen), Mandarin (Turandot), Baron Douphol (La Traviata), and Officier (Les Dialogues des Carmelites) at Covent Garden, Osmano (L’Ormindo) at the Globe, the title role in Owen Wingrave for Opéra National de Lorraine, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for Garsington Opera, Claudio (Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict) with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Pollux (Rameau’s Castor et Pollux) with the Early Opera Company and Schaunard (La bohème) at English National Opera. His recordings include Poulenc’s Chansons Gaillardes with Graham Johnson for Hyperion, the role of Pilate in Bach’s St John Passion for the Academy of Ancient Music, Mercury in Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris and Handel’s L’Allegro for the Gabrieli Consort, and he recently recorded a solo disc of Shakespeare sonnets set to music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, for Resonus Classics.

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NEXT PERFORMANCES

Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus

10 June 2017, 7.30pm
Birmingham Town Hall

Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus

12 & 13 June 2017, 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square