Victor Ryan Robertson
American tenor Victor Ryan Robertson encompasses a versatile singing ability and style allowing him to cross between genres from classical repertoire to pop, contemporary, and Broadway. He recently received critical acclaim for a concert with the Richard Tucker Foundation: "Alfredo in the "Traviata" excerpt was tenor Victor Ryan Robertson, who was buoyant here and even better in the "Rigoletto" quartet and especially in "Kleinzach!" from Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann." His voice is fresh, his personality alive," said the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. This fall, he joins Arizona Opera for performances as Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette.
Widely noted for the portrayal of Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, he has seen performances with the Minnesota Opera, Opera Carolina, Michigan Opera Theatre, Manitoba Opera, PORT Opera, and Arizona Opera. Another signature role in his repertoire is Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess, a role that he has performed with the Los Angeles Opera and Dallas Opera, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and on tour in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff with the Cape Town Opera.
Additional engagements the past two seasons have included his role debut as Eurimedes in Orpheus with New York City Opera; his role debut as Camille in The Merry Widow as well as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore with Kentucky Opera; Ramiro in La Cenerentola and Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette with Spoleto Festival U.S.A and Atlanta Opera; his Dallas Opera debut in title role performances of Les Contes d'Hoffmann; Fenton in Falstaff with Opera Cleveland; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Opera Carolina; Prunier in La Rondine with Michigan Opera Theatre; Tonio in La Fille du Regiment at Lyric Opera of Kansas City; a concert tour in Shanghai with the Honolulu Symphony; and a Pavarotti Tribute concert with the Sunshine Pops.
Mr. Robertson made his European debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London as Rodolfo in Francesca Zambello's production of La Boheme to wide acclaim. The Independent praised his "dashing Rodolfo... he delivers body and soul." He recently returned to the UK to perform Rinaldo in Armida with the Garsington Opera in England.
Mr. Robertson first received critical acclaim as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrman's adaptation of Puccini's La Boheme at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles to a record 82 consecutive sold out shows. Since he has appeared off-broadway as one of the tenors in performances of 3 Mo' Tenors in New York City and on tour throughout the World.
Opera Carolina Performances:
Art to Poetry to Music (2013–2014)
The Barber of Seville (2008–2009)
Don Giovanni (2007–2008)