Richard has given many lectures and masterclasses throughout the UK and Europe

His publications include:

  • Gefunden — an anthology of German literature (Heinemann Educational, 1982)
  • Interviews and Encounters with Verdi — a translation of Marcello Conati’s book (Gollancz, 1984)
  • Mahler’s Unknown Letters (Gollancz, 1986)
  • The Spanish Song Companion [with Jacqueline Cockburn] (Gollancz, 1992, Scarecrow Press 2006)
  • Wozzeck — a singing translation of the opera by Alban Berg (Opera North, 1993)
  • Lulu — a translation of Berg’s libretto (Glyndebourne Productions Limited, 1996)
  • Parsifal — a singing translation of Wagner’s opera (ENO, 1999)
  • One Finger Too Many [with Alfred Brendel] (Faber and Faber, 1999)
  • A French Song Companion [with Graham Johnson] (OUP, 2000)
  • Lulu — a singing translation of Berg’s opera (English National Opera, 2001)
  • The Veil of Order — a translation of conversations with Alfred Brendel (Faber and Faber, 2002)
  • Boulez on Conducting (Faber and Faber, 2002)
  • Metamorphosis — a translation of Kafka’s Novelle (Hesperus Press, 2002)
  • The Marquise of O — a translation of Kleist’s Novelle (Hesperus Press, 2003)
  • The Complete Bach Cantatas (Scarecrow Press, 2004)
  • Cursing Bagels [with Alfred Brendel] (Faber and Faber, 2004)
  • The Trial — a translation of Kafka’s novel (Hesperus Press, 2005)
  • The Book of Lieder — a collection of some 1,200 Lieder, chosen, translated and introduced by Richard Stokes, with a foreword by Ian Bostridge (Faber and Faber, 2005)
  • La voix humaine — a singing translation of Poulenc’s opera (Opera North 2006)
  • L’amour de loin — a singing translation of Saariaho’s opera (ENO, 2009)
  • Dearest Father — a translation of Kafka’s Letter to his Father (Alma Books, 2009)
  • Histoires naturelles — a translation of Jules Renard’s masterpiece (Oneworld Classics, 2010)
  • Playing the Human Game — versions of Alfred Brendel’s Collected Poems (Phaidon, 2010)
  • Jakob Lenz — a singing translation of Jakob Rihm’s opera (ENO, 2012)
  • The Penguin Book of English Song – Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden (Penguin Classics, 2016)

Richard Stokes was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012.