Bass-Baritone & Baritone
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Ivo Ivanov

Ivo Ivanov

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Ashley

Bass-baritone Ashley Riches studied at King's College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

An extremely versatile artist, his 2023/24 season includes a return to the Royal Opera House as Roucher Andrea Chénier, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with David Afkham in Madrid, Verdi's Requiem with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Kazuki Yamada, Rheinberg in Wallace's Lurline in Dublin with John Wilson, Handel's Messiah in concert at Glyndebourne, and Purcell's King Arthur with Paul McCreesh in Lyon and Lausanne.

His broad repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary and last season he made his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich as Silvano La Calisto, Purcell's Odes and Handel's Dixit Dominus and Nisi Dominus with the English Concert and Harry Bicket, Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri with Daniel Harding and the Czech Philharmonic, Angelotti Tosca with Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic, Messiaen's St François d'Assise with Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the world premiere of Ian Fletcher's Jonah at Cadogan Hall London.

An accomplished recitalist, he released his debut solo recital recording, A Musical Zoo, in 2021.

Ashley is based in London

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Sep 2023
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Verdi Requiem Kazuki Yamada (conductor) City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Oct 2023 - Oct 2023
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Works by Henry Smart, Alice Millais, Hubert Parry, Edward Elgar and Arthur Sullivan David Owen Norris (piano)
Nov 2023 - Nov 2023
Royal Albert Hall, London
Tchaikovsky Iolanta (Ibn Hackia) Vasily Petrenko (conductor) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Selected Repertoire

BerliozBéatrice et Bénédict (Claudio)   •   Le Damnation de Faust (Brander)   •   Les Troyens (Panthée)
BizetCarmen (Escamillo)
BrittenThe Rape of Lucretia (Tarquinius)   •   A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius)   •   Albert Herring (Sid)   •   Owen Wingrave (Title Role)
Cavalli La Calisto (Silvano)
HandelAcis and Galataea (Polyphemus)   •   Aggripina (Claudio)   •   Guilio Cesare (Achillia)
JanáčekThe Cunning Little Vixen (Harašta)
MassanetManon (Lescaut)
MozartDon Giovanni (Title Role)   •   Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro, Count Almaviva)   •   Così fan Tutte (Guglielmo, Don Alfonso)   •   Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
PucciniLa bohème (Marcello, Schaunard)   •   Turandot (Mandarin)   •   Tosca (Angelotti)
PurcellDido and Aeneas (Aeneas)   •   King Arthur   •   The Fairy Queen
StraussAriadne auf Naxos (Harlequin)
StravinskyThe Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow, Keeper of the Mad House)   •   Oedipus Rex (Creon)
SullivanThe Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King)   •   The Mikado (KoKo)
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Title Role)   •   Iolanta (Ibn-Hakia)
TippetThe Midsummer Marriage (King Fisher)
VerdiLa Traviata (Douphol)
WallaceLurline (Rhineburg)