Robert Stahley

Tenor

Biography

American tenor Robert Stahley, winner of the 2019 Richard Wagner Society competition, is a current member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein young artist program at LA Opera. A budding dramatic tenor, in the 19/20 season Robert sings First Armored Man in Barrie Kosky’s famed production of Die Zauberflöte, as well as Parpignol in the North American premiere of Barrie Kosky’s La bohème, both at Los Angeles Opera. In concert, he sings Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in Davenport, Iowa. During the 2020 festival season, Robert will return to the Santa Fe Opera as a second-year Apprentice artist, where he will reprise the role of First Armored Man, and sing Melot in Tristan und Isolde.

Recent projects include the title role in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Arbor Opera Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan, performances as Lenny in Of Mice and Men and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos in scenes programs with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and William Marshall in Regina and Trajan in Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian for workshop performances with Canadian Opera Company. On the symphonic stage, Robert performed arias from Tosca and Die Zauberflöte with the Indianapolis Symphony, Pang in Turandot with the Kentucky Symphony, the tenor solos in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Amherst Bach Festival and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

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Reviews

“Robert Stahley performed with fervor and a robust voice…a heroic display of vocal acrobatics that earned an extended ovation from the audience.”

Janelle Gelfand

Cincinnati, Mar 2017

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