Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From 2012 to 2014 he was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where his roles included Salieri in Rimsky Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, Michael in the world première of Eichbert’s Glare, and Baron Douphol (La traviata). In January he sang in Classical Opera’s 1767 retrospective concert at Wigmore Hall, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and he recently made his début with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir John Eliot Gardiner as Creon in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. This season he has appeared as the Ferryman in Curlew River with the Britten Sinfonia at the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the title role in Don Giovanni for Opera Holland Park. He is currently a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

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