Richard made his professional opera debut in 1994 at The Bristol Old Vic. His repertoire spans from Monteverdi to Philip Glass at festivals and theatres across the UK, including Longborough Festival Opera where he has directed both Britten and Janácek. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of Opera Project with whom he has had a longstanding collaboration with the award winning Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol. Equally at home in music theatre, recent productions include Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Bernstein’s Candide for West Green House Opera. Richard is Artistic Director of Mid Wales Opera, for whom he has directed and designed The Magic Flute, Eugene Onegin, The Bear, L’heure espagnole, Dido and Aeneas, Tosca, Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage, The Marriage of Figaro and Il tabarro.