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Ashley Riches


Ashley Riches studied at the University of Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before joining the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House. He was a BBC New Generation Artist.

He has appeared with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Opera National de Lorraine, Berlin Philharmonic, Gabrieli Consort and Philharmonia Orchestra with conductors including Salonen, Ticciatti, Eliot Gardiner, Rattle, Curnyn and Norrington.

Recent engagements include Dido and Aeneas with the Academy of Ancient Music, Lélio with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, The Silver Tassie with the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Wigglesworth, Le Nozze de Figaro in Tokyo, Bernstein’s Wonderful Town with the London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle, concerts with MDR Rundfunk, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Concert and his debut as Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

This season Ashley re-joins the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra on tour for Benvenuto Cellini, Les Talens Lyrique for Giulio Cesare & Agrippina, the Gabrieli Consort for King Arthur, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra for Messiah and debuts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra for St. Matthew Passion and Les Violins du Roy for La Senna festeggiante. Opera engagements include a new Wake-Walker production at the Potsdamer Winteroper as Simon Peter in Schubert’s/Vivier’s Lazarus ~ Lonely Child and Escamillio Carmen for English National Opera.

A keen recitalist Ashley appears at the Wigmore Hall & at the Concertgebouw.