Robert Stahley



American dramatic tenor Robert Stahley, known for “bringing vociferous ring to the tenor line,” (South Florida Classical Review), is currently in his final year of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein young artist program at LA Opera. There, he has performed Walther in Tannhäuser, Le Berger in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Valcour in L’Amant Anonyme, First Armored Man in Barrie Kosky’s famed production of Die Zauberflöte, and Parpignol in the North American premiere of Barrie Kosky’s La bohème. In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Stahley will perform Jupiter in Semele with Opera Santa Barbara, Narraboth in Salome with Bard Festival, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and a concert of opera favorites with Dayton Performing Arts.

In the 2021 festival season, Robert returned to the Santa Fe Opera as a second-year Apprentice, where he performed the role of The Captain in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries and was featured in concert with Grammy Award-winning soprano Angel Blue. Recent engagements include the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann with Arbor Opera Theater, the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Quad-City Symphony, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Lynn Philharmonia.  Other performances include William Marshall in Regina with Opera Theater of St. Louis, scenes as Lenny in Of Mice and Men and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with the St. Louis Symphony, and Pang in Turandot with the Kentucky Symphony.  He also appeared as Trajan in a Workshop of Rufus Wainwright’s new opera Hadrian with the Canadian Opera Company.  He has been a Studio Artist with Wolf Trap Opera where he covered the role of Rodolfo (La Boheme) and Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia).  Other significant roles include Candide (Candide) Idomeneo (Idomeneo), The Schoolmaster (The Cunning Little Vixen), Charlie (Mahagonny-Songspiel), The Lamplighter and Drunk (The Little Prince), Sam Kaplan (Street Scene), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), and Hubert Humphrey (Dark River).

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“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