British bass Richard Angas was born in Esher on 18 April 1942, studying with Olive Groves and George Baker at the Royal Academy of Music from 1960. He sang with Britten's English Opera Group, at Aldeburgh, Covent Garden and the Henry Wood Proms. From 1980 he was principal bass at English National Opera.
He died on 20 August 2013, aged seventy-one, after collapsing during a Peter Grimes rehearsal for Opera North.
Ensemble. Shimmer, Sizzle and Shock - Roderic Dunnett is enthralled by Alban Berg's 'Lulu', currently on tour with Welsh National Opera
Ensemble. Pure Magic - Opera North's 'Rusalka', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. An Enjoyable Evening - Opera North's 'Ruddigore', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A Heady Delight - Shostakovich's operetta 'Moskva, Cheryomushki', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A Spectacular Portrayal - Opera North's 'Peter Grimes', reviewed by Patric Standford