Baritone Richard Šveda studied opera singing at the State Conservatory in Bratislava. He continued his studies at the Kunst Universität fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria, and also continued improving his art of singing at international singing classes with Peter Dvorský, Deborah Polaski, Franz Grundheber, David Syrus, Boris Statsenko, Zlatica and Dagmar Livorová.
Richard Šveda was successful at several international vocal competitions at home and abroad, namely Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition, Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition, Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona, International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna, and Emmerich Smola Föderpreis in Baden-Baden.
Richard Šveda′s core repertoire consists mainly of characters of Mozart′s operas: Don Giovanni (“Don Giovanni”), Conted′Almaviva (“Le Nozze di Figaro”), Papageno (“DieZauberflöte”), Guglielmo (“Cosi fan tutte”).
Performances in the Dortmund Opera House, Aalto Theatre in Essen, Theatre in Klagenfurt and Semperoper in Dresden, and performances with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra in Bratislava, Prague Chamber Orchestra at the Janáček international music festival in Ostrava, and Limburgs Symfonie Orkest at Concertgebow in Amsterdam, as well as concert in the Musikvereinsall in Vienna belong to the impressiveconcert and stage performances of Richard Šveda.
He debuted as a 22-years old singer in the role of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) in the Prague State Opera; then he introduced himself playing Sharpless (Madame Butterfly) and Eugen Onegin in the Košice State Opera.
For the Vienna audience Richard Šveda made his debut in the role of Papageno on the operatic stage of the Volksoper.
Since 2010/2011 season Richard Šveda has been the member of the DEUTSCHE OPER AM RHEIN ensemble in Düsseldorf successfully performing several major and minor characters, such as Don Giovanni, Conte d′Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Escamillo, Papageno, Schounard in Puccini′s La Bohéme, and characters of contemporary authors (A. Schreier: Mörder Kaspar Brands, H.W.Henze: Phaedra).
At the beginning of 2014/2015 season, Richard Šveda plans to make his debut performing Don Giovanni and Conte d′Almaviva in the Prague National Theatre and playing the role of Marcello of Puccini′s La Bohéme in the Vienna Volksoper. Richard Šveda together with the world-famous opera diva Edita Grúberová will perform at the Bratislava Music Festival.