Robert Burt

Robert Burt studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His career has taken him to opera houses and concert halls around the world. He is most associated with the role of Iro in Claudio Monteverdi’s “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” which he has sung for Chicago Opera Theater‚ Opera North‚ Deutsche Oper am Rhein‚ Geneva Opera‚ Teatro Real de Madrid, Aix-en-Provence, New York and on DVD‚ conducted by William Christie, with whom he has also worked on Pietro Antonio Cesti’s “Il Tito” (Strasbourg) and Henry Purcell’s “Fairy Queen” (Glyndebourne).

Recent and future plans include: Dancing Master in Giacomo Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” (Royal Opera House)‚ Adolfo Pirelli in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” (Adelphi Theatre‚ London)‚ Mopsa & Flute in Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” (Glyndebourne under Laurence Cummings)‚ Arnalta in Monteverdis “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” (Montpellier)‚ Evangelist in Johann Sebatsian Bach’s St John Passion and Beadle “Sweeney Todd” (Reisopera)‚ Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” ‚ Dr Blind in Johann Strauss “Die Fledermaus”, Goro in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” and Biaso in Ermano Wolf-Ferrari’s “I Gioielli della Madonna” (Opera Holland Park), Goro (RTE Concert Orchestra) and Lippo Fiorentino in Kurt weill’s “Street Scene” (London‚ Paris and Barcelona).

Further engagements include Adolfo Pirelli Stephen Sondheim’s musical „Sweeney Todd” (Chichester Festival Theatre)‚ Evangelist in a staged St. John Passion (Reisopera)‚ Kittywake/Landlord in “Ludd & Isis” (Royal Opera House)‚ Arnalta in Madrid‚ Mopsa/Flute in “The Fairy Queen” (Paris‚ Caen and New York with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants)‚ King Bobeche in Jacques Offenbach’s “Bluebeard” (Grange Park)‚ Snout in Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (English National Opera)‚ L’Incredibile in Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier”‚ Fiorello in Gioachino Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and Hadji in Léo Delibes opera “Lakmé” (Opera Holland Park)‚ and the world premieres of both “Family Matters” for Tête à Tête Opera and Stephen Barlow’s “King - a Cathedral Opera”‚ as Henry II‚ in Canterbury Cathedral.

As of June 2017

Robert Burt

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