Richard Berkeley-Steele
Tenor

“What a find. It’s an astonishingly fresh and brave and charismatic performance. A complete knockout.” (The Independent)

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Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Georgina Wheatley +44 (0)20 3725 9185

Biography

Sought after in the dramatic tenor repertoire, Richard Berkeley-Steele performs internationally at some of the world’s most important opera houses, working with a number of distinguished conductors and directors. 

Recent additions to his repertoire include the title role in Tristan und Isolde at Grange Park Opera, with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Myung-Whun Chung, and again in concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko. 

Sought after in the dramatic tenor repertoire, Richard Berkeley-Steele performs internationally at some of the world’s most important opera houses, working with a number of distinguished conductors and directors. 

Recent additions to his repertoire include the title role in Tristan und Isolde at Grange Park Opera, with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Myung-Whun Chung, and again in concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko. 

Richard has also sung the title role in Tannhäuser at Opera Australia under Richard Hickox and at the China National Opera House and Fuzhou Grand Theatre, the title role in Lohengrin at Teatro Massimo di Palermo under Günter Neuhold and Loge (Das Rheingold) with the Canadian Opera Company. Other roles include Laca (Jenůfa)at the Metropolitan Opera. Most recently Berkeley-Steele has sung Loge (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Opera Australia, Seigfried (Die Walküre Act I) with Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and General Wingrave (Owen Wingrave) at the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, and the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh International festivals.

Future opera highlights include Aegisthus (Elektra) for National Theatre Prague.

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Contacts

Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Georgina Wheatley +44 (0)20 3725 9185

Reviews

“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 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)

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