Richard Paul Fink
Richard Paul Fink sings Alberich’s Curse from Das Rheingold in 2009, with the Seattle Opera Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano.
Richard Paul Fink made his Seattle Opera debut in 1996 as Gérard in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier and he has returned to the company frequently, most recently singing Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida. Other roles in Seattle have included Jochanaan in Richard Strauss’s Salome, Don Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Klingsor in Wagner’s Parsifal, a role he has previously sung at the Metropolitan Opera. He has sung Alberich in Seattle Opera’s past two Ring cycles, and at the Met, Deutsche Opera Berlin, and San Francisco Opera. Additional performances at the Met have included Kurwenal in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, George Wilson in John Harbison’s Great Gatsby, and Edward Teller in John Adams’ Doctor Atomic. This Ohio baritone has appeared with Paris Opéra-Bastille, Berlin State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, Sydney Opera, New York City Opera, and Houston Grand Opera, among others. Fink’s many other roles include the title roles of Verdi’s Macbeth and Rigoletto, the four villains in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, and Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress.