351 Ryder Hall
Arthur Rishi, M.MUS, ED.M
Arthur Rishi is active both as a musician and an arts administrator. As a singer, his recent appearances have included the title role in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with Prism Opera, several performances of Handel’s Messiah, including appearances with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in Los Angeles, as well as for the First Religious Society of Newburyport, and Carmina Burana with the Andover Choral Society. His operatic roles also include the Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Tamino in The Magic Flute, and Satyavan in Holst’s Savitri. As a lieder recitalist, he has performed Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin nearly twenty times, in venues throughout the Northeast and in Canada, including as featured recitalist for First Night Providence. He has made a particular specialty of the Evangelist roles in baroque Passions, including Bach’s St. John Passion at Occidental College, and Keiser’s St. Mark Passion at both Yale and Harvard. Other concert performances have included Schütz’sMusikalische Exequien with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus. The Boston Globe recently said “tenor Arthur Rishi demonstrated sterling musicianship, sound technique and unaffected dignity,” and “much of the best music was justifiably entrusted to…Rishi.”
He has held positions in arts administration with the Handel & Haydn Society, Opera Theater of Connecticut, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Emmanuel Music, and Harvard College. He is director of the concert series at the Harvard Business School’s Class of 1959 Chapel, and Music Director of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline Village, and Executive Director of Prism Opera.