American tenor Victor Ryan Robertson offers a versatile singing ability and style allowing him to cross seamlessly between genres. From opera repertoire to pop music, and everything in between, Robertson delights international audiences to critical acclaim. Recently, Robertson made his Broadway début in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show in Broadway history; performed as Zoogy in Carly Simon’s ambitious contemporary opera Romulus Hunt at Nashville Opera, the recording of which he is featured on and will be submitted for a 2018 Grammy nomination; and was featured on the small screen in a Bank of America Commercial. This season, Robertson continues his on-going run in The Phantom of the Opera, makes his début at The Metropolitan Opera in The Merry Widow, and portrays Hosea Williams in Douglas Tappin’s R&B opera, I Dream, a new work created for the 50thcommemoration of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina. Last season also saw Robertson reprise the role of Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Coeur d’Alene, Toledo Opera, Opera Carolina, and Santa Cruz Symphony.
Future season see Robertson reprising the role of Benny Paret Jr. in Terrence Blanchard’s jazz opera, Champion, with Opera de Montreal, which he performed previously with Washington National Opera.
Highlights from recent seasons include the world première of Terence Blanchard’s Champion, in which Mr. Robertson created the role of Benny Paret/Benny Paret Jr. in a landmark production with Opera Theatre St. Louis, which he subsequently performed with Opera Parallele. He also performed Le Capitaine and Prince Ragotski in Candide with Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, France; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Carolina; performed Three Mo’ Tenors in concert in Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic, and Houston; Nadir in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles with Dayton Opera; and Alfredo in La traviata in concert with Atlanta Opera. Additionally, he was recently seen in a Bank of America commercial.
Widely noted for the portrayal of Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, he has performed the role 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 he has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Syracuse Opera, Dallas Opera, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, throughout Australia, on tour in London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff with the Cape Town Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA.
Mr. Robertson made his European début at the Royal Albert Hall in London as Rodolfo in Francesca Zambello’s production of La bohème to wide acclaim. The Guardian says he “offers an appealing, well-defined tenor with plenty of energy.” The Independent praised his “dashing