Richard Šveda studied at the Conservatory in Bratislava and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz and took part in master classes of Ks. Peter Dvorsky, Ks. Deborah Polaski, Ks. Franz Grundheber, David Syrus, Gundula Hintz, Jean Henschel, Zlatica Livorová and Dagmar Livorová.
He was successful at several international voice competitions such as the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition (finalist), A. Dvořak Competition (3rd place), The International Competition of M.Sch. Trnavský (1th place), the International Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona (special award of the Gran Teatro del Liceu) and at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere in Vienna (special award of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt).
In September 2008, at the age of 22, Richard Sveda made his operatic debut in the part of ‘Papageno‘ (“Die Zauberflöte“) at the Prague State Opera, and in October of the same year he was heard as ‘Sharpless‘ (“Madame Butterfly“) at State Opera of Košice.
In December 2009 he made his debut at Volksoper Vienna in the part of ‘Papageno’.
As a concert singer he worked with Slovak Philharmony in Bratislava, with Prague chamber Orchestra, with Limburg Symfonie Orkest at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and with Montreal Lyric Opera. At the Vienna Musikverein he was heard in a recital and he was guest in the Semperoper Dresden, Aalto opera Essen, Dortmund theater too.
During the season 2009/10 Richard Sveda was member of the opera studio of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg. Since the season 2010/11 is part of the ensemble of the theatre and sings parts like ‘Guglielmo’ (“Così fan tutte”), ‘Schaunard’ (“La Bohème”) or ‘Papageno’ (“Die Zauberflöte”). 2011/12 he sings at Deutsche Oper am Rhein ‘Esacmillo’ (“Carmen”) and the world creation of Anno Schneider’s “Mörder Kaspar Brand”.
In State Theatre Klagenfurt he will take part in a project “Viva Belcanto” in April 2012.
In 2012/13 he will debute as Don Giovanni in the title of part.