Bass-Baritone

Ashley Riches

Future engagements include Dido and Aeneas with the Academy of Ancient Music, Lélio with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra on tour in the US under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, The Silver Tassie with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth, Le Nozze de Figaro in Tokyo, concerts with MDR Rundfunk, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Concert and his debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

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Introduction

British bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at the University of Cambridge where he was a member of the prestigious King’s College Choir. He went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House.

He has appeared with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Opera National de Lorraine, Berlin Philharmonic, Gabrieli Consort and Philharmonia Orchestra with conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Robin Ticciatti, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Curnyn and Sir Roger Norrington.


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 26 Oct 2018 Huddersfield Town Hall, HUDDERSFIELD More info  

    HUBERT PARRY Hear my words, ye people
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem

    Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
    Soprano: Eleanor Dennis
    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches
    Orchestra: Manchester Camerata
    Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society

  • 19:30 27 Oct 2018 St John the Evangelist Oxford, OXFORD OX EH More info  

    FRANZ SCHUBERT Totengräbers Heimwehe D 842
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Nachtstück D672
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Seligkeit D433
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Dithyrambe, D801
    ANTONIN DVORAK Biblical Songs Op. 99 No. 1 Oblak a mrákota jest vůkol Něho
    ANTONIN DVORAK Biblical Songs Op. 99 No. 2 Skrýše má a paveza má Ty jsí
    ANTONIN DVORAK Biblical Songs Op. 99 No. 3 Slyš, ó Bože, slyš modlitbu mou
    ANTONIN DVORAK Biblical Songs Op. 99 No. 5 Bože! Bože! Píseň novou
    ANTONIN DVORAK Biblical Songs Op. 99 No. 7 Při řekách babylonských
    ANTONIN DVORAK Biblical Songs Op. 99 No. 10 Zpívejte Hospodinu píseň novou
    JOHANNES BRAHMS 4 ernste Gesänge Op. 121: 1. Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh
    JOHANNES BRAHMS 4 ernste Gesänge Op. 121: 2. Ich wandte mich, und sahe an
    JOHANNES BRAHMS 4 ernste Gesänge Op. 121: 3. O Tod, wie bitter bist du
    JOHANNES BRAHMS 4 ernste Gesänge Op. 121: 4. Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelszungen

    Mezzo-soprano: Tara Erraught
    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches
    Piano: Sholto Kynoch

  • 19:30 01 Nov 2018 St John's Smith Square, LONDON More info  

    HENRY PURCELL The Fairy Queen

    Conductor: Paul McCreesh
    Soprano: Anna Dennis
    Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
    Soprano: Rowan Pierce
    Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
    Tenor: Jeremy Budd
    Tenor: Charles Daniels
    Tenor: James Way
    Baritone: James Newby
    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches
    Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort and Players

  • 19:00 10 Nov 2018 Barbican Centre, LONDON More info  

    MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE The Silver Tassie

    Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
    Director: Kenneth Richardson
    Harry Heegan: Ashley Riches
    Susie: Sally Matthews
    Croucher: John Tomlinson
    Mrs Foran: Claire Booth
    Teddy: Marcus Farnsworth 
    Barney: Charles Rice
    Jessie: Louise Alder
    Mrs Heegan: Susan Bickley
    Sylvester: Mark Le Brocq
    Dr Maxwell/Staff Officer: Anthony Gregory
    Corporal: Andrew Rupp
    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Choir: BBC Singers

  • 19:30 14 Nov 2018 King's College Chapel, CAMBRIDGE More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Ave Verum Corpus
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 25 in G minor K. 183
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Requiem Mass No. 19 in D minor K. 626

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
    Soprano: Mary Bevan
    Alto: Jessica Dandy
    Tenor: David Webb
    Baritone: Ashley Riches
    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music
    Choir: Choir of King’s College Cambridge

  • 19:30 20 Nov 2018 Wigmore Hall, LONDON More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 61
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Schwingt freudig euch empor BWV 36
    Interval
    PHILIPP HEINRICH ERLEBACH Overture in G minor No. 6
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 62

    Director/organ: Harry Bicket
    Soprano: Dorothee Mields
    Countertenor: James Hall
    Tenor: Nick Pritchard
    Orchestra: English Concert

  • 11:00 25 Nov 2018 Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, LEIPZIG More info  

    FREDERICK DELIUS Requiem
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Requiem Mass No. 19 in D minor K. 626

    Conductor: Paul McCreesh
    Soprano: Sophie Bevan
    Mezzo-Soprano: Caitlin Hulcup
    Tenor: Robert Murray
    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches

  • 18:30 07 Dec 2018 Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, KAWASAKICITY More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Conductor: Jonathan Nott
    Figaro: Markus Werba
    Countess: Miah Persson
    Count Almaviva: Ashley Riches
    Soprano: Lydia Teuscher
    Cherubino: Avery Amereau
    Marcellina: Jennifer Lamore
    Barbarina: Laura Incko
    Basilio / Don Curzio: Angelo Pollak

  • 13:00 09 Dec 2018 Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, KAWASAKICITY More info  

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

    Conductor: Jonathan Nott
    Figaro: Markus Werba
    Countess: Miah Persson
    Count Almaviva: Ashley Riches
    Soprano: Lydia Teuscher
    Cherubino: Avery Amereau
    Marcellina: Jennifer Lamore
    Barbarina: Laura Incko
    Basilio / Don Curzio: Angelo Pollak

  • 19:30 16 Dec 2018 Royal Festival Hall, LONDON More info  

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Conductor: Brian Wright
    Soprano: Sarah Tynan
    Mezzo-Soprano: Kathryn Rudge
    Tenor: Nicky Spence
    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches
    Contact: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • 19:15 18 Dec 2018 venue TBC, city TBC More info  

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches

  • 19:15 19 Dec 2018 venue TBC, city TBC More info  

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Bass-Baritone: Ashley Riches

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Discography

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    BERNSTEIN Wonderful Town

    Label: LSO Live

    Release Date: 07 Sep 18

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle

    Eileen: Danielle de Niese
    Ruth: Alysha Umphress
    Bob Baker: Nathan Gunn
    Wreck/Second Associate Editor: Duncan Rock
    Lonigan: David Butt Philip
    Guide/First Editor/Frack: Ashley Riches

    London Symphony Orchestra

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    The Discovery Recital CD

    Label: Opus Arte

    Release Date: 29 Sep 17

    This recording features the current members and alumni of the Jette Parker Young Artists programme.

    Soprano: Francesca Chiejina
    Soprano: Kiandra Howarth
    Mezzo-soprano: Hanna Hipp
    Tenor: Luís Gomes
    Tenor: David Junghoon Kim
    Baritone: Ashley Riches
    Bass: David Shipley
    Piano: David Gowland

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    SULLIVAN Songs

    Label: Chandos

    Release Date: 03 Mar 17

    Soprano: Mary Bevan
    Tenor: Ben Johnson
    Bass-baritone: Ashley Riches
    Piano: David Owen Norris

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    BACH St John Passion

    Label: Chandos

    Release Date: 01 Apr 17

    Conductor: David Temple

    Jesus: Ashley Riches
    Soprano: Sophie Bevan
    Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze
    Tenor: Benjamin Hulett
    Evangelist: Robert Murray
    Bass-baritone: Neal Davies

    Bach Camerata

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    BACH St Matthew Passion

    Label: SDG

    Release Date: 10 Mar 17

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

    Evangelist: James Gilchrist
    Jesus: Stephan Loges
    Soprano: Hannah Morrison
    Soprano: Zoë Brookshaw
    Soprano: Charlotte Ashley
    Counter-tenor: Reginald Mobley
    Alto: Eleanor Minney
    Tenor: Hugo Hymas
    Baritone: Alex Ashworth
    Bass-baritone: Ashley Riches
    Bass: Jonathan Sells

    English Baroque Soloists
    Monteverdi Choir
    Trinity Boys Choir

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    HAYDN Paukenmesse and Nelson Mass

    Label: RPO

    Release Date: 02 Dec 16

    Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton

    Soprano: Rachel Nicholls
    Soprano: Grace Davidson
    Mezzo-soprano: Anna Harvey
    Tenor: Mark Wilde
    Bass-baritone: Ashley Riches

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    City of London Choir

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    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Sonnets

    Label: Resonus Classics

    Release Date: 30 Mar 15

    Bass-baritone: Ashley Riches
    Piano: Emma Abbate

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    BACH St Matthew Passion

    Label: AAM Records

    Release Date: 30 Mar 15

    Director and Harpsicord: Richard Egarr

    Evangelist: James Gilchrist
    Jesus: Matthew Rose
    Pilatus: Ashley Riches
    Soprano: Elizabeth Watts
    Mezzo-soprano: Sarah Connolly
    Tenor: Thomas Hobbs
    Bass: Christopher Maltman

    Academy of Ancient Music
    Choir of the AAM

Repertoire

Opera
BERLIOZ Béatrice et Bénédict (Claudio)
BRITTEN The Rape of Lucretia (Tarquinius)
BRITTEN A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius)
BRITTEN Albert Herring (Sid)
BRITTEN Owen Wingrave (Title Role)
HANDEL Acis and Galataea (Polyphemus)
MASSENET Manon (Lescaut)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Title Role)
MOZART The Marriage of Figaro (Figaro, Count Almaviva)
MOZART Così fan Tutte (Guglielmo, Don Alfonso)
MOZART The Magic Flute (Papageno)
PUCCINI La Bohème (Marcello, Schaunard)
PUCCINI Turandot (Mandarin)
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)
PURCELL King Arthur
PURCELL The Fairy Queen
STRAVINSKY The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow, Keeper of the Mad House)
STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex (Creon)
STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos (Harlequin)
SULLIVAN The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King)
SULLIVAN The Mikado (KoKo)
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Title Role)
VERDI La Traviata (Douphol)

Concert
BACH St Matthew Passion
BACH St John Passion
BACH Magnificat
BACH  Christmas Oratorio
BEETHOVEN Mass in C
BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis
BRAHMS German Requiem
BRITTEN War Requiem
DURUFLE Requiem
DURUFLE Messe ‘Cum Jubilo’
DVORAK Requiem
DVORAK Stabat Mater
ELGAR The Apostles
ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius
HANDEL Messiah
HANDEL Israel in Egypt
HANDEL Alexander’s Feast
HANDEL Judas Maccabaeus
HANDEL L’Allegro, il Pensieroso ed il Moderato
HAYDN The Seasons
HAYDNThe Creation
HAYDN Harmoniemesse
HAYDN Paukenmesse (Missa in tempore belli)
HAYDN Nelson Mass
MENDELSSOHN Elijah
MOZART Mass in C
MOZART Requiem
MOZART Vespers
PUCCINI Missa di Gloria
ROSSINI Petite Messe Solenelle
ROSSINI Stabat Mater
TIPPETT A Child of Our Time
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Sea Symphony
VERDI Requiem