Baritone
Acclaim
Spring for Music, a Festival of Orchestras, Plays Carnegie Hall

“Richard Zeller and Sara Jakubiak sang the lead roles ardently and effectively.”

James Oestreich, New York Times
Rochester Philharmonic/Merry Mount, Carnegie Hall, New York

“The cast was dominated by the robust baritone Richard Zeller.”

Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times
Hanson's neglected "Merry Mount" receives a thrilling performance from Christie, Rochester Philharmonic

“Richard Zeller, who sang Bradford in the 1996 Seattle concerts ... gave a heartfelt performance in this taxing role, and his words came through with clarity.”

Eric Myers, New York Classical Review
And Hanson is as Hanson did it, too!

“Richard Zeller, a sturdy figure with a tidy light baritone, proved capable of Wrestling Bradford’s enormous range and of suggesting his passions.”

John Yohalem, Parterre Box
Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and the Oregon Symphony ring in the New Year with fun and Beethoven

"The magnificent baritone Richard Zeller started off the vocals for a fine set of soloists ..."

James McQuillen, The Oregonian
CPO's performance of Tosca a welcome addition to city's operatic landscape
“But certainly the greatest anticipated highlight of the night was Richard Zeller’s demonically lustful Scarpia, and his performance was entirely authentic and wholly dominating. Whether singing poisonous sweet tones of his feigned attraction for Tosca in Act I, or his tortuous cruelty and barbarous domination of her in the second act through unremitting brutality to Cavaradossi, Zeller’s venomous acting and flawless vocal mastery had me entirely convinced all night.”
Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald
With vast forces, Oregon Repertory Singers mark a milestone in a blockbuster season opener
“The reigning figure was guest baritone Richard Zeller in the title role, and his performance alone would have been worth the price of admission. His imposing presence and mighty voice expressed Elijah’s fearsome power and zeal, but his warmth, conviction and gentleness — including quiet, lyrical, high passages — lent nuance, fleshing out a sympathetic portrait.”
James McQuillen, The Oregonian
Brahms Requiem served up by Portland Symphonic Choir and Oregon Symphony a pleasure to imbibe
"Zeller, a commanding presence housing a brilliant vocal instrument, shone in Movements III.... He and the choir proclaimed the resurrection text from I Corinthians 15 in Movement VI in such a way that the drama emanated from the music and not from any contrived or confected means."
Phillip Ayers, Oregon Music News
Charlotte Symphony Tackled Beethoven's Monumental Missa Solemnis
"Nancy Maultsby’s rich mezzo-soprano was a constant asset as was the rock solid baritone of Richard Zeller whose voice was darker and richer than the term 'Baritone' usually implies. The diction of the quartet was excellent and could be easily followed in the text insert in the program."
William Thomas Walker, CVNC
Angela Meade shines brightest among stars at Portland SummerFest's Opera in the Park
"Alongside [Angela Meade] was another local star and colleague from the Met, baritone Richard Zeller, who as Count di Luna matched her in expression, presence and power (when he opened up at the end of the second act, he could easily have swept the mike aside and still filled the amphitheater without sounding strained). Especially given the outdoor setting, hearing Meade and Zeller together was like watching two great hitters at a ballpark on a hot, humid day with the wind blowing toward the outfield; they just knocked it out of the park, again and again."
James McQuillen, Oregonian
Falstaff puts new spin on gut instinct
"It's also true that in Richard Zeller, who played Falstaff with delirious delight, the students had some world-class inspiration....This was a rare chance to see Zeller let it rip, and rip he did."
David Stabler, Oregonian
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