Visiting Staff - Lieder
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
The Cornish-born baritone Richard Jackson is renowned as a concert artist and a performer of new operas. He was a founder member of The Songmakers’ Almanac, visiting the USA, Hong Kong and the festivals of Edinburgh, Bath, Aldeburgh and Bergen with the group, and taking part in their series of recordings for Hyperion. Early operatic successes included Gian Carlo Menotti’s Maria Golovin, directed by the composer at the Camden Festival, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas opposite Dame Janet Baker, Strauss’s Capriccio for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and Eugene Onegin at Aldeburgh under Mstislav Rostropovich. He also collaborated with Pierre Audi in the British premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz at London’s Almeida Festival and returned for the 1992 Festival in Stephen Oliver’s Mario and the Magician. Other opera projects have included Laurent in Thérèse Raquin, a new opera by Finnissy for The Garden Venture, Paul Barker’s La Malinche in Mexico City, Mozart’s La finta giardinera for Opera North, Finnissy’s Vaudeville for the Warsaw Autumn Festival, Evangelistitesto in Monteverdi/Weir’s Missa e Combattimento for Ensemble Interculturel at La Monnaie in Brussels, Nicola LeFanu’s The Wildman at the 1995 Aldeburgh Festival and Aeneas in Syria. Richard has also undertaken extensive concert work, including appearances with conductors Sir David Willcocks, Sir Neville Marriner, Gary Bertini, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Richard Hickox. He has performed Handel’s Belshazzar at the Bath Festival, Christus in Jonathan Miller’s dramatisation of Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Festival d’Ambronay in France, Britain and Spain, Britten’s War Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall and St Matthew Passion with the City of London Sinfonia at the Barbican.
Qualifications/ Educational Background
After singing in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for three years, Richard attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and worked privately with Pierre Bernac.
Richard has taught both German and French song at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is in demand as leader of masterclasses.
- Volume 12 in the Hyperion Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson
- John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (Hyperion)
- Britten’s Purcell Realisations (Hyperion)
- Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Paul Goodwin (United Records)
- Finnissy’s The Cry of Zephaniah for BBC Television