Richard Angas, 1942-2013
It was with deep sorrow that we learned of the death of Richard Angas yesterday. Richard was a man of great stature in every sense of the word: his imposing height, his magnificent voice and his warmth and strength of character.
Richard will be remembered for his many outstanding vocal and dramatic performances. Richard’s first performance with the company was Ramphis in Aidain 1980. He will perhaps be most fondly remembered for originating the role of The Mikado in Jonathan Miller’s iconic production, giving over 150 performances in the role between 1986 and 2012. He is a part of our company history.
The opera world has lost a great talent and we have lost a loved and respected colleague and friend. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
Here’s a film from 1987, taken behind-the-scenes during the rehearsals for The Mikado, featuring Richard Angas as he creates the title role in Jonathan Miller’s iconic production.