“His is an impressive, substantial tenor, rock solid in its delivery but malleable in its deployment.”
“The production was centered by an intelligently crafted performance from the excellent young spinto tenor Richard Cox as Captain Ahab. His voice was brilliant and burly, with a requisite ability to float his upper register in the introspective passages, and he deftly captured the man’s myopic obsessiveness. Cox is on the young side in a role conceived for a veteran performer; it would be fascinating to hear him return to this assignment in future years.”
“…he dominated the cacophony of the ensemble with an ocean of sound…”
“Richard Cox sang with a suave legato”
American tenor Richard Cox has appeared on the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera Minnesota Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, North Carolina Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, Glimmerglass Festival, Wexford Festival, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Palau de la Música de València, and Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile. He is a former ensemble member at Opera Frankfurt, where he appeared in several productions.
Mr. Cox has also sung with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, Colorado Music Festival, I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, and the Britt Festival.
Mr. Cox has appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD presentations of Die Zauberflöte and Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. Recordings include Viktor Ulmann’s Der zerbrochene Krug at the Los Angeles Opera (released on DVD by Arthaus Musik) and Das Rheingold and Palestrina with the Frankfurt Opera (released by Oehms Classics).
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 holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Florida State University, and The Juilliard School. He is currently on faculty at Bard College Conservatory of Music.