2021 – Burns Night Celebration – Guildford Opera Company

“Thank you for your lovely renditions (of MacDuff’s aria from Verdi’s MacBeth and My Love is like a red red rose). They definitely raised the tone of the evening!”

Guildford Opera Company
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2020 – Midnight Mass – St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, Woking
“Thank you for your involvement in Midnight Mass; it was lovely and made it special after a very difficult year.”

Chairperson of St Hugh of Lincoln’s Parish Council

2020 – Easter Triduum – St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, Woking
“It was a delight to hear you sing, but just sorry we did not manage the live version over the Triduum.  At least we can dip into it and enjoy it many times over. Many thanks; it has brought great joy in these difficult times.”

Chairperson of St Hugh of Lincoln’s Parish Council

2019 – Easter Triduum – St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, Woking
“Thank you for your involvement in so many ways over the Triduum and making our Easter services so special.”

Chairperson of St Hugh of Lincoln’s Parish Council

2017 – German Opera, St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond & St Mary’s Church, Guildford

“In their duet, Vivat Bacchus!, Pedrillo, sung by rounded tenor Richard Johnson, soon converts Osmin from Allah to Bacchus.” 

“Opera foundry’s quintet from the Meistersingers was exceptional, Eva, Magdalene, Walther, David and Sachs (Ravenhill, Dumville, Connolly, Johnson and Andrade) complementing and enhancing each other’s’ voices as they wove a delicate embroidery of harmonies.” 

Mark Aspen

2017 – French Opera, St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond & St Mary’s Church, Guildford

“Richard Johnson gave a very dignified performance of Des Grieux’s aria from Manon.  With his strong bright tenor voice he sang with feeling…..very emotional.”

“The duet, sung by Louise Herrington and Richard Johnson, from Spontini’s opera La Vestale, expressive of illicit love between a Vestal priestess Giulia and the war hero Licinio; a chance to hear some more lovely music sung with deep emotion. 

The luscious tones of Bizet’s duet from Les Pêcheurs de Perles, performed in a vibrant rendering by Ian Helm and Richard Johnson.”

Mark Aspen

2010 – Die Fledermaus, Barn Theatre, Oxted 

“The men did not disappoint either with fine tenors……Richard Johnson (Alfred) suitably cast in the role of suitor”

Surrey Mirror

“The role of Alfred as a singing teacher gave Richard Johnson the chance to display a fine tenor voice to perfection”

Words and Music