Published: 21 November 2008

Classical and opera singer, Richard Stark
Classical and opera singer, Richard Stark


For those who were fortunate enough to see and hear Richard Stark, opera and classical singer, on the Market Square at the Lichfield Farmers' Market in September you will be pleased to know that he will be returning to the Farmers' Market on Thursday 4 December. Richard has a wide vocal range, with a voice that is both compelling and extremely versatile along with a pleasant personality. Richard's musical background began with playing the Cello as well as playing Guitar in a rock band. By accident he discovered a Placido Domingo Album in the Rock section of a Record Store, which led him to a Career in Opera singing.

Richard trained at Trinity College of Music and Morley Opera in London and currently sings regularly in Operas and Concerts up and down the country including Opera Holland Park and the European Chamber Opera. He specialises in the Comedic or Lyrical roles, including Papageno (The Magic Flute), Marcello (La Boheme), Leporello (Don Giovanni) & Vasek (The Bartered Bride). In Oratorio he has also performed the Solos in Mozart's Requiem and Solemn Vesper's, Raphael and Adam (Haydn's Creation) as well as Faure's and Vivaldi's Requiem. He has also performed over 500 times at Weddings, Corporate Events, Functions, Festivals and the like. Anything from Concert Halls to The London Hilton Park Lane, to Glastonbury Festival.

If you would like to hear him again, or for the first time if you missed him before, please come along to Lichfield Market Square between 11 am to 2 pm and enjoy the experience. There will also be an opportunity to purchase one of his many CD's along with the vast range of fresh produce from local producers at the last Farmers' Market before Christmas.