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Richard Stokes
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Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, is a regular
juror at international Song Competitions. For the operatic stage he has translated
Wozzeck and La voix humaine (Opera North), and Parsifal, Lulu, L’Amour de loin and
Jakob Lenz (ENO). His books include The Spanish Song Companion (with Jacqueline
Cockburn), A French Song Companion (with Graham Johnson) (OUP), The Book of Lieder (Faber),
and The Penguin Book of English Song – Seven Centuries of Poetry from
Chaucer to Auden. With Alfred Brendel he collaborated on the latter’s Collected Poems: Playing
the Human Game (Phaidon). Richard Stokes was awarded the
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012.