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Highly regarded in the heldentenor repertoire, Richard Berkeley-Steele performs internationally at some of the world’s most important opera houses, working with distinguished conductors and directors.

Highlights during forthcoming seasons include Der Ring des Nibelungen with Opera Australia under Pietari Inkinen, performances of Owen Wingrave at the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh International festivals and at the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse.

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“Richard Berkeley-Steele sings Loge with deft persuasion, commanding the stage and his voice with subtle but clearly projected smoothness.” (Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 2013)

"Berkeley-Steele's Tristan should beckon to top promoters on both sides of the Atlantic." (Roderic Dunnett, The Arts Desk, June 2013)

“Richard Berkeley-Steele’s Melot is brilliantly acted and sung.” (Evening Standard, September 2009)

“Richard Berkeley-Steele as Tannhäuser was impressive. His firm, youthful-sounding voice was strong across the range and he displayed remarkable stamina.” (Mosman Daily, October 2007)

“Richard Berkeley-Steele further builds his marvellously accomplished Siegfried – quite the most complete performance of the role I’ve ever seen in the theatre – with courage, stamina, and an electric response to text. You can hear every word. His gauche charm is beautifully conveyed.”  (The Independent, April 2005)