Richard McGrathThe First Child
Richard studied at Maynooth University, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He was a trainee répétiteur at English National Opera and since then he has worked with companies including Irish National Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Wide Open Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Lyric Opera Productions. Previous productions with these companies include Bizet’s Carmen (INO and Lyric Opera Productions), Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The First Child (Landmark Productions/INO), Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (INO), Beethoven’s Fidelio (Lyric Opera Productions), Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Lyric Opera Productions, Wide Open Opera and English National Opera), Mozart’s The Magic Flute (INO), Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle (INO), Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The Second Violinist (Landmark Productions/INO), Verdi’s La traviata (English National Opera and Lyric Opera Productions), Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Lyric Opera Productions) and La bohème (Opera Theatre Company, English National Opera and Lyric Opera Productions), Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The Last Hotel (Landmark Productions/Wide Open Opera), Verdi’s Rigoletto (Opera Theatre Company), Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Opera Theatre Company and Northern Ireland Opera) and John Adams’s Nixon in China (Wide Open Opera). Richard is a répétiteur in the vocal department at the TU Dublin Conservatoire and is a coach for INO’s ABL Aviation Opera Studio.