- Resident Artists
Richard Troxell - Alfredo
TenorRichard Troxell’s beautiful lyric tenor voice has been heard on operatic and concert stages in the United States and around the world. His powerful stage presence and ability to connect with people have set him apart and made him a favorite with audiences of all ages. On film, he can be seen in the role of Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, a film that was widely acclaimed by music and film critics alike. The New York Times calls his portrayal “ the most dramatically satisfying vocal characterization” in the film.
The 2007-2008 season was a busy one for Mr. Troxell. Most recently, he sang his now signature role of Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in a sold out début with Opéra de Montréal. Just prior to that, he was Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac in a début with Opéra de Monte Carlo. In Paris, he sang the title role in Zampa in another début with the Opéra Comique. Other recent engagements included the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Opera Narodowa in Warsaw, Poland and Don José in Carmen with the Portland Opera, as well as concert engagements with the Colorado Symphony and tenor soloist in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of Carmina Burana.
During the 2008-2009 season, he will appear as Alfredo in La Traviata for Portland Opera and return to the Opéra Comique for additional performances in Zampa followed by a début with Opera Lyra in Ottawa as Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
Mr. Troxell has sung leading roles with opera companies in the United States and abroad, including Los Angeles Opera (Pinkerton), Washington Opera (Roméo, Roméo et Juliette, Prunier in La Rondine telecast on PBS) New York City Opera (the Prince, The Love for Three Oranges, Nanki Poo, The Mikado), Houston Grand Opera (title role, The Tales of Hoffmann), Opera Company of Philadelphia (Piquillo, La Périchole. with Denyce Graves), Opera Pacific (title role, Candide), Boston Lyric Opera (title role, Faust,) Spoleto Festival USA (title role, L’île de Merlin). Internationally, he has also appeared with l’Opéra National de Montpellier, Vancouver Opera, New Israeli Opera, New Zealand Opera, Théâtre du Capitôle Toulouse and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
Equally at home on the concert stage, Mr.Troxell has been tenor soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, l’Orchestre de Paris, the Berlin Radio Symphony, and l’Orchestre de Monte Carlo among others as well as in performances at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center) with the American Symphony Orchestra (title role, Der Zwerg), and in Bach’s Magnificat at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Mr. Troxell’s recording credits include the role of Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly on the Sony label, Marvin David Levy’s Masada with the Berlin Symphony Radio Orchestra, a solo pops CD What a Wonderful World, and, on DVD, Madame Butterfly and Cyrano de Bergerac.
Richard Troxell hails from Thurmont, Maryland and presently lives in the countryside of Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife Lisa Lovelace, a dancer/ choreographer and their two sons Wilder and Shane.