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Richard Charles Margison, OC (born 16 July 1953) is a Canadian operatic tenor. Margison was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2001 and lives in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.
Margison is an Officer of the Order of Canada, the recipient of three honorary doctorates (McMaster University, University of Victoria, and University of British Columbia), two lifetime achievement awards (Giulio Gari Foundation, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation), and the Royal Conservatory of Music's Honorary Fellowship. Margison has performed as a principal artist in opera houses including fifteen consecutive years at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Opera Australia (Sydney Opera House), the Liceu (Barcelona), La Monnaie (Brussels), Opera de Montreal, Opera de Quebec, Vancouver Opera, Calgary Opera, Manitoba Opera, Edmonton Opera, and the Canadian Opera Company, where he most recently performed the role of Herod in Salome.
Margison has been devoting more time to his passion for teaching, helping the next generation of artists within his industry, and giving back to the community at large.
Since 2013, Margison has been performing regularly across Canada with his daughter, Lauren Margison, also a singer, in their duo act, 'Back to Back'. Margison and his daughter turn their combined talents to classical arias, art song, Neapolitan love songs, jazz, pop, and a little Gordon Lightfoot.