Richard Goodman


Richard Goodman Richard Goodman (Wotan) studied voice with Frederick Sharpe at the Royal College of Music (London) and Janet Parlova and Lenoir Hosack in San Francisco He has performed about 100 opera roles, with Berkeley Opera, West Bay Opera, and other companies. The list includes Wotan, Fafner, Falstaff, Rigoletto, Sharpless, both Figaro's, Basilio, Mephistopheles, Leporello, Gianni Schicchi, Michele, Don Pasquale, Dulcamara, and roles in many less well known works, including Barber's Vanessa, Walton's The Bear, Floyd's Of Mice and Men, Britten's Albert Herring and Noye's Fludde, Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love, Smetana's The Bartered Bride, and Lortzing's Der Wildschütz and Zar und Zimmerman. Richard is also an opera stage director and pianist, presenting operas with piano, accompanying and coaching singers, and performing chamber music. He created and directed Berkeley Opera (1979-1992), and subsequently founded Opera da Camera (with Olivia Stapp), Mendocino Chamber Opera, and the Mendocino Music Society. In “real life” he is professor emeritus at U.C. Berkeley, and a geological engineering consultant.