Richard Cox

Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre



American tenor Richard Cox has appeared in many prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Glimmerglass Festival, The Wexford Festival Opera, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, and Oper Frankfurt.

His operatic repertoire includes the title roles of Peter Grimes, Samson et Dalila, Lohengrin, and Oedipus Rex; Loge in Das Rheingold, Siegmund in Die Walküre, Laca in Jenůfa, Don José in Carmen, Captain Ahab in Moby-Dick, and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.

An accomplished concert singer and recitalist, Mr. Cox has appeared as the tenor soloist in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Seattle Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra); with the Collegiate Chorale and Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall; American Symphony Orchestra; and made his New York recital debut on the Marilyn Horne Foundation’s On Wings of Song recital series.

Richard Cox serves as Vocal Consultant for the Detroit Opera Resident Artist Program, as a guest teacher for the San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellowship Program, and on the voice faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP). Mr. Cox has worked with singers at the San Francisco Opera Center (Adler Fellows), San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of North Florida, Arizona State University, Westminster Choir College, Tennessee Technological University, Tucson Desert Song Festival, and TU Dublin Conservatoire.

The recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Richard Cox has earned grants from the George London Foundation, Sullivan Foundation, Opera Index Inc., the Olga Forrai Foundation, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and the Shoshana Foundation. He has been honored with a Lucrezia Bori Grant for foreign study, the Vocal Arts Honors Recital at Alice Tully Hall, and the Campbell Watcher Memorial Award for singers from Santa Fe Opera. He holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Florida State University, and The Juilliard School.

Voice Type: Tenor

Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

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New York, NY
USA 10025


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