Born in Northumberland, Richard Pinkstone graduated from the University of York, where he read Music and sang Damon Acis and Galatea and Tamino The Magic Flute
He is currently studying for a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he is under the tutelage of Timothy Evans-Jones and Gary Matthewman. Richard Pinksotone is a Royal College of Music Richard Carne Scholar, supported by an Yvonne Wells Award and The Josephine Baker Trust.
At the Royal College of Music, he has sung The Witch Hänsel und Gretel, directed by Liam Steel, and Alfred Die Fledermaus, directed by John Copley.
His concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Mass in C, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mass in C Minor and Requiem, and Schubert’s Mass in G and he made his international debut with a recital of music by Puccini, Rossini and Verdi at the Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome.
Current engagements include the title role in Albert Herring for the inaugural Grange Festival, Podestà La finta giardiniera for the Royal College of Music International Opera School and Messiah in Truro Cathedral.
Richard Pinkstone joins the the RCM International Opera School in Autumn 2017.
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Witch: Hänsel und Gretel / Royal College of Music Internatinal Opera School
“Richard Pinkstone trod with great skill the fine line between comedy and tragedy, with stagecraft second to none, stagecraft that yet did not eclipse his estimable vocal attributes.”
Alfred: Die Fledermaus / Royal College of Music International Opera School
“Richard Pinkstone’s Alfred was an endearing, self-regarding operatic tenor...”