Richard Wiegold


Praised by the Opera News for his “cavernous bass and palpable acting,” Welsh bass Richard Wiegold has an active career both in North America and in Europe. He is renowned for his portrayal of Commendatore/Don Giovanni, with upcoming performances with Teatru Manoel and recently with Utah Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. His other recent performances include Reinmar von Zweter in Tannhäuser with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gurnemanz in Parsifal with Estonian National Opera, Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte with Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Étienne, King Marke/Tristan und Isolde with Prague State Opera and North Carolina Opera and Fifth Jew/Salome at the Salzburg Easter Festival and with the Berlin Philarmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. 

Richard Wiegold is a frequent presence at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, where he has sung Hans Schwarz/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Doctor Grenvil/La traviata, for which the commercial DVD garnered a Grammy nomination. Wiegold features on several other recordings with his performances of the Second Mercenary in Weinberger’s Svanda dudák at the Wexford Festival released on Naxos label, Sullivan’s The Light of the World at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral available on the NFMS label and the DVD of Rienzi from Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse.

Previously for Longborough: Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte (2005)