Royal Manchester College
Performances at Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Geneva, Lisbon, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin (Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper), Dresden, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Bilbao and the Festivals of Bayreuth (for eighteen consecutive seasons), Orange, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Maggio Musicale, Florence. Sung regularly with English National Opera since 1974 and with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, since 1977. 
Grammy Award for Bartok’s Cantata Profana, 1993
Knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2005
"Special Award" at the Laurence Olivier Award Ceremony, 2007
Recordings (selection)
Wotan/Wanderer/Der Ring des Nibelungen led by Daniel Barenboim (Teldec)
Moses/Moses und Aron led by James Levine (The Metropolitan Opera)
Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte led by Sir Charles Mackerras (chan)
Bluebeard/Bluebeard’s Castle led by Bernard Haitink (EMI)
Recent and future productions
Hunding/Die Walküre, Hagen/Götterdämmerung, The Minotaur/The Minotaur (Royal Opera House London); Gurnemanz/Parsifal (Bayerische Staatsoper München); Hagen/Götterdämmerung (Wiener Staatsoper), Green Knight/Gawain and the Green Knight (Salzburger Festspiele)