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RICHARD LEECH
FanFaire 1998
...as the Duke in Rigoletto


Photo Credits: Carol Rosegg
...as Rodolfo in La Bohème ...in another scene from Rigoletto


Courtesy: KKN Enterprises

LEECH in NEW YORK CITY: Carnegie / Avery Fisher Halls The MET NYCO

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RIGOLETTO
(La donna è mobile)


LA BOHÈME
(Che gelida manina)



The New York City Opera was Richard Leech's first stop on his way to the big league. He made his debut here in 1984 as Rodolfo, his favorite role, and sang to acclaim 7 roles over a period 5 seasons. It was here where he made his role debuts as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata and Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon.

Next stop: Europe and the MET.

Below is a chronology of his NYCO performances.

La Bohème July 1984; July - September 1986; October 1987; May 1988
La Traviata October 1984
Rigoletto November 1984; September 1988 *
Manon September 1985
Lucia di Lamermoor October-November 1985
Madama Butterfly September - October 1986; January 1987; October 1987
Faust October - November 1986; October 1987

* nationally telecast on Public Television

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