Richard Zeller is internationally acclaimed for both his concert and opera roles. During the 2014-2015 season he sang the title role in Elijah with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. During the 2015-2016 season he returns to the Winter Park Bach Festival for the St. Matthew Passion and Rossini’s Stabat Mater.

Richard Zeller made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1989 and has since appeared with the Met in such roles 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.

On the concert stage, his appearances include 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 Huntsville Symphony; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the San Diego and Oregon Symphonies; and appearances with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis. His international orchestra credits include appearances with the Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Winnipeg, Ottawa, the Nord Deutscher Rundfunk (Hanover), MDR Symphony Orchester (Leipzig), Dresden Staatskapelle, Czech Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Korea Philharmonic, Rotterdam, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway), Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and Prague Beethoven Festival; as well as a performance for the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid with conductor Helmuth Rilling.

Richard Zeller’s recordings include the critically acclaimed Merry Mount by Howard Hanson and Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbettson with Naxos; and the world premiere of Henri Lazarof's Fifth Symphony on Centaur Records – all recorded with Gerard Schwartz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He has also recorded Dvorak's Te Deum with Zdenek Macal and the New Jersey Symphony for Delos; 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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