Performance Year: 2016
American tenor Richard Cox possesses a remarkable voice that combines lyric and heroic qualities, and is equally suited to opera, concert, and recitals.
In the 2014–15 season, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Macbeth, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Die Zauberflöte. A former ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt, Mr. Cox appeared in several new productions there, including The Tempest, Arabella, Owen Wingrave, and Das Rheingold (which was recorded by Oehms Classics). He also appeared as Florestan in Fidelio, Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw, the Bishop of Bujoja in Palestrina, and Aegisth in Elektra. Other recent opera engagements have included Froh, Malcom in Macbeth and First Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte at the Metropolitan Opera; the title role in Samson et Dalila at the New Orleans Opera; Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos; Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Tichon in Káta Kabanová at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile; Ruprecht in Viktor Ulmann’s Der zerbrochene Krug at the Los Angeles Opera (released on DVD for Arthaus Musik); and Claudio in the first fully-staged North American production of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot at the Glimmerglass Festival.
An accomplished concert singer and recitalist, Mr. Cox was on the roster of the Marilyn Horne Foundation and made his New York recital debut in the On Wings of Song recital series.