Behind The Mask is a collection of Baroque repertoire for Countertenor and Richard Michael Fox's debut album. Excerpts from G. F. Handel's oratorio - Messiah, N. Porpora's opera - Polifemo, J. S. Bach and G. B. Pergolesi. With these tracks played in order, there shows a subtle chronological theme of conscious living which brings one from birth through awakening, recognition, thanksgiving, and resolution. It references the Christ example that conveys the human journey on Earth. Behind The Mask is a live recording performed with the Atlantic String Quartet with harpsichord in Cook Recital Hall on modern instruments at modern pitch. This CD is a great addition to any collection. Richard has an intuitive sense of the dramatic, a soulful expression and a wide range with a sublime clear tone, exquisite timing and a bright crisp coloratura. His ornamentation is always clever, unexpected and very pretty. When asked to define himself, Richard Michael Fox says that he is "a body of infinite consciousness of sovereign being -- as we all are -- creating a very rich human experience". He started singing at an early age and has spent most of this life as a chorister in many choirs. He has sung with Cantus Vocum, Memorial University Chamber Choir, Memorial University Festival Choir, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Philharmonic Choir, and the University of Guelph Choir in Ontario. He has also spent some time as the director and pianist of the St. Pius X Folk Choir in St. John's, Newfoundland. Richard Michael Fox has been seen in many musical theatre productions in St. John's with Spirit of Newfoundland, Ta Da! Events, Peter MacDonald Productions, and Artistic Fraud. He played Riff Raff in "Rocky Horror Show", and King Herod in "Jesus Christ Superstar". He has been a comedic emcee and has hosted several "Burlesque Shows" for Neighbourhood Dance Works at the LSPU Hall and the Majestic Theatre, both in St. John's, Newfoundland. In the Fashion Industry, he was scouted and represented by two modelling agencies, Thomas Management in Halifax and Access Agency in Ottawa and worked with internationally accredited Newfoundland fashion designer Dwight Saunders as his studio model in Ottawa, Canada. With respect to Film and Television, Richard has been represented as an actor by Reel Time and Reel Talent Agencies in Calgary and Toronto, Canada. He can be seen in "Cinderella Man", "Heyday!", "Bloomsday Cabaret" for BravoTV, "Rare Birds", Showtime's "Behind the Red Door", two episodes of OLN's "Creepy Canada", and in several episodes of "Queer As Folk" on Showtime in the U.S. and Showcase in Canada. Richard Michael Fox is formally educated and trained as a Baroque Soloist Specialist Countertenor under the tutelage of Dr. Douglas Dunsmore at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Music. He has devoted his life to the pursuit of bel canto in spite of his severe deafness.