Richard Burkhard (baritone) began his musical career as a boy chorister at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, and with Carlo Bergonzi at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna. He won the Decca prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and the Royal Over-Seas League Voice Competition. He made his début performance with Classical Opera & The Mozartists in 2019, with his role as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. Other roles have included Harry Easter (Street Scene) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Tiridate (Radamisto) for Northern Ireland Opera, Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Palau de las Artes in Valencia, Ford (Falstaff) and Speaker (Die Zauberflöte) for Garsington Opera, Tonio (I pagliacci) and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) for Opera North, Count Gil (Il segreto di Susanna) and Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) for Opera Holland Park, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Dandini (La Cenerentola) for Scottish Opera, and Garibaldo (Rodelinda) for ENO and the Bolshoi, where he was nominated for Best Actor Golden Mask Russian Theatre Award. Notable concerts include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under Norrington, Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), and Joabel (Davide et Jonathas) under Haïm in New York, Barcelona and London.