German conductor. Né Herman Richard Eckhold. Born 1855, Schandau, Saxony, Germany.
Worked in Europe, England, South Africa, Australia and USA, notably as conductor of the Carl Rosa Opera Company and Quinlan Opera Company, touring Australia with the latter during the 1910s. In 1913, he conducted the first Ring Cycle in Australia. During WWI he was interned in England as an enemy alien.