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.”

Gleadow’s operatic roles in 2016/17 will include Bardolfo in Falstaff at the Theater an der Wien, Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Théâter des Champs- Élysées, Opera Royal de Versailles and the title role in Don Giovanni at Theater Basel. Finally, Gleadow will sing the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro under the baton of François-Xavier Roth at Oper Köln and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte at the Drottningholms Slottsteater in Stockholm. His concert engagement will see him perform Handel’s Messiah at the Le Concert Spirituel in Paris alongside Sandrine Piau, Andrea Pichanick and Benjamin Hulett.

Having led an acclaimed performance of the Marriage of Figaro at the Drottingholm Slottstheater in 2015, Robert Gleadow’s operatic engagements continued throughout the 2015/16 season. Gleadow began the season as Dr Grenvil in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of La Traviata. Following this, he took part in the Oper Köln’s production of Offenbach’s the Tales of Hoffmann, singing the leading role in theMarriage of Figaro under the baton of Marc Minkowski at Opera Royal de Versailles, and returned to Drottingholm Slottsteater as well as Oper Koln as Leporello in Don Giovani.

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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