Richard Zeller

Richard Zeller is internationally acclaimed for both his concert and opera roles. Concert performances include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin in performances of Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins in Detroit and at Carnegie Hall, the Prague Beethoven Festival in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra; Les Troyens with the Boston Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Carmina Burana with the Buffalo Philharmonic and appearances with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Minnesota, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto Symphony, Montreal, Winnipeg, Hanover, Leipzig, Dresden, and the Czech and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras, and a performance for the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid with conductor Helmuth Rilling.

Richard Zeller made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1989 and has since appeared with the Met as Marcello in La Bohème, Ernesto in Il Pirata, Eddie in A View from the Bridge, Coroebus in Les Troyens, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. His other opera appearances include Germont in La Traviata with Scottish Opera, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Opera am Rhein, Portland Opera, and San Diego Opera; productions of Boris Godunov and Andrea Chénier with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Athanaël in Thaïs with English National Opera at the Barbican in London; and in the title role in Verdi's Macbeth with Opera de Bordeaux, Opera de Vichy and Portland Opera.

Richard Zeller’s recordings include three discs with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony: Merry Mount by Howard Hanson and Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbettson with Naxos; and Henri Lazarof's Fifth Symphony on Centaur Records. He has also recorded Dvorak's Te Deum with Zdenec Macal and the New Jersey Symphony; David Schiff’s Gimpel the Fool for Naxos; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 for Centaur Records; and Virgil Thompson's Lord Byron and Aaron Copland's The Tender Land for Koch International.

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