Richard Mitchell

Richard Mitchell (1976-79)

[Born Norwich, Norfolk]

Baritone Richard Mitchell joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus in September 1976. He served until February 1979, appearing on occasion as King Hildebrand in Princess Ida (1977-78) and Pish-Tush in The Mikado (1977-79).

Upon leaving the D'Oyly Carte, Mitchell spent seven years in West End musicals, including Hello Dolly with Carol Channing, the ill-starred Barnardo (Royalty Theatre, 1980), Evita, My Fair Lady, and Me and My Girl. In 1986 he created the role of the Mayor of Merano in the first London production of Chess.

From 1990 to 2006, Richard Mitchell was a member of the English National Opera. As chorister and principal understudy, he has appeared in roles in Macbeth, Gianni Schicchi, Eugene Onegin, War and Peace, and Madam Butterfly.

Upon leaving ENO he moved to Australia. Now a resident of Sydney, he sings with Opera Australia, with principal roles roles including Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance and Pish-Tush in The Mikado. He has also sung principal roles, including Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore and Pooh-Bah in Mikado, with the Rockdale Opera Company.

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