Dramatic tenor Richard Lane was born in Australia and lives in Moss Vale. He is a recipient of the YMF Foundation Cathy Avdiev award. Richard and has performed across Australia and the UK. His soloist appearances include: Opera in the Valley, Jamberoo; Opera Afloat on Sydney Harbour and Opera in the Vineyards; with the Wollongong Symphony Orchestra in their Classical Spectacular as the Tenor Soloist for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony; and with Opera in the Gaol.
He was the featured soloist for the Australian Movie Soundtrack “Gabriel” and has performed the acclaimed Rosemary Canticles, an Australian work by Dr Paul Paviour. His repertoire spans the major tenor roles of Puccini, Britten, Verdi, Wagner, Strauss and Beethoven including Florestan from Fidelio, Peter Grimes, Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Canio in Il Pagliacci and the tenor soloist for Verdi’s Requiem.
Richard studied with Dennis O’Neill at the Wales International Academy of Voice, Cardiff University and has participated in Master classes with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Josephine Bairstow, Della Jones, Carlo Rizzi, Jonathon Fisher, Susan Bullock, Antony Negus, Graeme Clark, Elisabette Mattos, Robin Stapleton, Richard Bonynge and Joseph Rolleau.