Robert studied singing at Manhattan School of Music, New York, the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival (performing lead role in John Casken’s Golem) and the Britten Pears School. He was a recipient of the Garsington Opera Prize.
Work includes Frank in Die Fledermaus (Iford Festival), Billy Budd in Billy Budd REimagined (ROH), Old Man in world premiere of The Old Man and the Sea (First Light Festival/Snape), Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera Lord Mayor/Education Project), Hortensius in La Fille du Regiment (Opera della luna at the Buxton Festival), The Fairy Queen Project (Orchestra Age of Enlightenment), Aeneas (Bruges Early Music Festival), Manz in Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet (New Sussex Opera at Cadogan Hall London), Wigmaster Ariadne auf Naxos, Starvelling A Midsummer Night's Dream (Garsington Opera), Beautiful World Opera and Water in the Desert Project in Abu Dhabi, Villon in Ezra Pound’s Le Testament de Villon (London Contemporary Music Festival), Dick in Luke Styles Unborn in America (Vaults Festival), Frank in Die Fledermaus (St Johns Smith Square), Lord Cecil in Philip Cashian’s The Cumnor Affair (Tête à Tête), workshops on Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart (Complicitié/Simon McBurney), Compere in The Answer to Everything (Streetwise Opera/BFI), Head Fox in children’s opera Outfoxed at the Royal Festival Hall, Captain Corcoran (D'Oyly Carte at the Savoy), Atalanta, Agrippina, Imeneo and Tamerlano (Cambridge Handel Opera), Papageno, Schaunard, Masetto and Mr Lindquist in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (Opera Project), Journalist in Jonathan Dove’s TV opera Man on the Moon (Channel 4), Dave Brubeck’s cantata La fiesta e la posada (London Symphony Orchestra /Barbican).
He has also performed roles for the Opera Group, Grange Park Opera, Bampton Classical Opera, Celebrate Voice Festival and Pimlico Opera’s Prison Project, covered at Opera North and is a member of the newly formed Voicings Collective.
Future work includes Calchas in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène (New Sussex Opera/Opera della Luna), Old Man in The Moon Hares (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) and Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro (Celebrate Voice Festival)