Style: Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Instructor of Voice & Musical Theater, Syracuse University
Bio: Equally at home on the operatic stage or in the concert hall, internationally acclaimed tenor Richard Crawley captivates audiences with his passionate singing and nuanced dramatic presence. Most notably, he has performed the title role in Lohengrin at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and with the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland; Florestan in Fidelio with State Opera of South Australia; Canio in I Pagliacci with Portland Opera and Don José in Carmen opposite Denyce Graves with the Greek National Opera. Career highlights include the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Atlanta Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Opéra de Québec and the Marinsky Theater in Russia.
Richard currently serves on the faculty of the Department of Drama at Syracuse University, where he teaches voice, weekly studio classes; Foundations of Musical Theater I (music theory & fundamentals); and Practicum II (ear training, sigh-singing and musicianship). He is passionately committed to cross training musical theatre artists and classical vocalists alike. As an educator, he has served on the faculties of the Setnor School of Music, Loyola College in Baltimore, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska, and Binghamton University. Richard has extensive experience as music director for musical theater productions, as well as serving as Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master with Syracuse Opera. Additionally, he has presented master classes throughout the United States.
Voice Type: Tenor
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program