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Opera singer begins run at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

Opera singer begins run at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

Simon Meechan

Opera singer begins run at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

An opera singer from Stubbings has started a stint performing in Moscow's Bolshoi's Theatre.

Richard Burkhard, who is originally from Henley Road, is part of the cast for a production of George Frideric Handel's Rodelinda, which opened in the Russian city's 19th century theatre on Sunday.

The Baritone is set for six performances, with the run due to conclude on Saturday.

Richard started off his singing career as a chorister, and sang daily services at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, while attending the nearby St Georges' School.

He later trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow, graduating with a distinction, and was awarded a bursary to study at the Accademia Musicale di Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

Mr Burkhard has performed across the world, including stints in New Zealand, France, the USA and Spain. In London he has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin-in-the-fields and St James's Church in Piccadilly. He now lives in Blewsbury, Oxfordshire.

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