Born in Tucson, Arizona, Clark began his career at the San Francisco Opera as the Creditor in Milhaud’s Christophe Colomb on October 5, 1968. He continued with that company until 1974, in Ernani (as Iago, opposite Renato Cioni and Leontyne Price); Les Troyens (as Panthée, with Régine Crespin); Salome (as First Soldier, with Anja Silja in her American début, in Wieland Wagner’s production); Rigoletto (as Monterone, with Harry Theyard as the Duke); Fidelio (Second Prisoner, opposite Dame Gwyneth Jones); La forza del destino (the Surgeon, with Carlo Bergonzi); La traviata (Dr Grenvil); Pelléas et Mélisande (the Physician); Le nozze di Figaro (as Antonio); Roméo et Juliette (as Duke of Verona); The Consul (as Mr Kofner), the United States première of Der Besuch der alten Dame (as the Train Conductor II, with Regina Resnik, directed by Francis Ford Coppola); Tosca (as the Jailer, conducted by Nino Sanzogno); Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (as Alaska-Wolf Joe), Carmen (as Moralès), and Of Mice and Men.
Richard J Clark American baritone
(born April 25, 1943) is an American operatic baritone. He studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Juilliard School.