Performance Year: 2017
Grammy-award winning dramatic baritone Richard Paul Fink has been acclaimed internationally in appearances with theaters that include the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin State Opera, Opéra National de Paris, San Francisco Opera and Houston Grand Opera, as well as at the Bregenz and Ravinia festivals.
His current roster includes Appomattox with Washington National Opera, Rusalka with Houston Grand Opera and Samson and Delilah with Dallas Opera.
His repertoire comprises some of the most challenging roles of the baritone canon: the title role in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, Telramund in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio, the title roles in Verdi’s Nabucco and Rigoletto, as well as Iago in Otello, Scarpia in Tosca, Gerard in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier and Escamillo in Carmen. One of his signature roles, Alberich in Wagner’s Ring cycle, he has sung at the Metropolitan Opera under James Levine as well as at Ring cycles in Vienna, Los Angeles, Berlin, Dallas, Toronto, Seattle and Vienna.
He’s also sung Klingsor in Wagner’s Parsifal under the baton of James Levine, Claudio Abbado, Christoph Eschenbach, James Conlon and Valery Gergiev.
Mr. Fink has sung multiple world premieres including John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby at the Metropolitan Opera under James Levine and John Adams’ Dr. Atomic at the San Francisco Opera under Donald Runnicles.