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Noted for his passionate characterizations and intense stage presence, American tenor, Andrew Richards is a favorite of innovative opera directors and conductors when casting the classic operatic repertory. In 2010, Andrew starred in two of the year's most highly acclaimed opera productions: Warlikowski’s Macbeth in Brussels (Macduff) and Bieito’s Parsifal in Stuttgart (Parsifal).

In 2010-2011, Andrew Richards' busy schedule includes a return to Stuttgart to reprise his Parsifal and to Brussels to premier a new production in the same role. He will make his debut performances in two new productions: Simon Boccanegra in Strasbourg (Adorno) and Francesco da Rimini in Trieste (Paolo). He will also present his riveting Don Jose in Luxembourg, Montpellier and Venuto.

Andrew Richards and soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci star in the 2010 DVD of the 2009 Opera Comique production of Carmen, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and recorded at the theater in which the opera premiered. By utilizing period instruments and paying close attention to a "french sound", Sir John created a "Carmen" true to the original score. The DVD has been awarded the Golden Prague Award for "Music on the TV Screen".

In 2012-2013, Andrew will "come home" to America where he will make his debut at the Met and at Santa Fe.
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