Opera highlights include Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie and Dardanus with Emmanuelle Haïm in Toulouse, Paris, Lille, Caen and Dijon; L’incorronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne on Tour, Opera de Lille and Opera de Dijon, and Handel Theodora with Trevor Pinnock. A committed recitalist, he performed Janáček’s Diary of one who Vanished with the Prince Consort in the Oxford Lieder Festival, Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge in Edinburgh; and regular appearances with pianist John Reid. Recordings include a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah, Acis in Acis and Galatea (Dunedin Consort/ John Butt /Linn), Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (Robert King/King’s Consort/Hyperion) and a series of Monteverdi (I Fagiolini /Chandos). Current plans include concerts wirh the Auckland Philharmonia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and collaborations with Jordi Savall in Europe.
roBert DaVieS, Baritone Born in Colchester, Robert studied at the University of Sheffield and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He was awarded the Erich Vietheer Memorial Award at Glyndebourne and went on to appear in a number of productions on their Festival Tour (Mr Gedge
Albert Herring, Marcello La Bohème, Count Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro and Doctor Falke Die Fledermaus). Other notable roles at Glyndebourne include Curio Giulio Cesare, Indian The Bartered Bride, Guccio Gianni Schicchi and Shepherd Pellèas. Roles elsewhere include Ottoker in Der Freischutz at the Opera Comique, Paris and the BBC Proms; Verdi's Rigoletto for Bury Court Opera; the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kuligin Katya Kabanova and Papageno in The Magic Flute for English Touring Opera; Greek Captain Les Troyens in the Gramophone Award-winning production at the Châtelet Theatre, Paris. In 2007, Robert was shortlisted for the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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Academy. He has sung in concert in Bach’s St John Passion with Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski, St. John Passion with the Gabrieli Consort/Paul/ McCreesh, Messiah with Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Nicholas McGegan. He sang the parts of Evangelist in Bach Christmas Oratorio with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Récitant in Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with Sir Colin Davis.
Robert has sung under the baton of such distinguished conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emanuelle Haim, Sir Mark Elder, Richard Hickox, Edward Gardner and Robin Ticciati. With a wide concert repertoire, performances include Monteverdi Vespers in St Mark’s, Venice; Handel Messiah in St. David’s Hall, Cardiff; Orff Carmina Burana in the Barbican, London; Haydn Creation in Cadogan Hall, London; Brahms Requiem in Coventry, Westminster and Worcester Cathedrals; Mozart Mass in B Minor in Duomo, Pisa; Bach St John Passion in St John's, Smith Square and Theatre des Champs-Elysees. As well as his opera and concert work, Robert is in demand as a consort singer. He regularly performs with the Dunedin Consort, the Gabrieli Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Derby based orchestra, Sinfonia Viva.