Robert Gleadow

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Canadian bass-baritone Robert Gleadow continues to make his mark on operatic and concert stages around the world since his graduation from the Jette Parker Young Artists program of the Royal Opera Covent Garden and the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. Mr. Gleadow’s performances at Houston Grand Opera as Talbot in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda alongside Joyce DiDonato and under the baton of Patrick Summers were characterized as “never lacking conviction or genuine concern” and it was noted that “his plangent bass rang out with a sonic boom.”

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Musikfest Bremen with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie; the four-part role of Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, and Dapertutto in Les Contes d’Hoffmann also at Musikfest Bremen; Voce di Lucifero in Il Primo Omicidio at Opéra National de Paris; Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; and Haydn’s The Creation as well as Handel’s Messiah under the baton of Manfred Honeck with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Mr Gleadow’s operatic roles in 2017/18 included Leporello in Don Giovanni at Musikfest Bremen with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, at the Vienna State Opera and at Deutches Oper Berlin, Basilio in The Barber of Saville and Alidoro in La Cenerentola at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, a European tour of Armida with Kammerorchester Basel and a collaboration with Les Musiciens du Louvre with performances as Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte in Bucharest, Versailles and Grenoble.

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Reviews

“Robert Gleadow never lacked conviction or genuine concern. His plangent bass rang out with a sonic boom.”

D.L. Groover

Houston Press

“Robert Gleadow is a fine actor and his resonant baritone was perfect for the challenging role of Talbot.”

Theodore Bale

Culture Map Houston

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“Robert Gleadow never lacked conviction or genuine concern. His plangent bass rang out with a sonic boom.”

D.L. Groover, Houston Press 

“Robert Gleadow is a fine actor and his resonant baritone was perfect for the challenging role of Talbot.”

Theodore Bale, Culture Map Houston 

“…the tall, handsome young Canadian Robert Gleadow made a striking postprogramme debut as Masetto, and will surely soon be in demand as either Leporello or Don Giovanni.”

Hugh Canning, Times Online 

“Robert Gleadow, at 21, is already a star, going great guns in London at the Royal Opera and destined for many plum roles.”

Ken Winters, The Globe and Mail 

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