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Robert Burt

Tenor

Biography

British tenor Robert Burt made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Dancing Master (Manon Lescaut) for The Royal Opera. In 2010 he created the roles of Kittywake/Landlord in the world premiere of Ludd and Isis for the Learning and Participation Department of the Royal Opera House. Other work at the Royal Opera House includes Dad/Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) for Opera Holland Park. In 2017/18 he sings Menashe in Na’ama Zisser’s new opera Mamzer Bastard for The Royal Opera.

Burt was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Operatic performances have included Mopsa and Flute (The Fairy Queen) for Glyndebourne Festival, Dr Blind (Die Fledermaus), Abbé de Chazeuil (Adriana Lecouvreur), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Federico (L’amico Fritz) and Biaso (I gioielli della Madonna) for Opera Holland Park, Mr Fiorentino (Street Scene) for The Opera Group and Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for English National Opera. Further afield his appearances include Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd), Evangelist (staged St John Passion) and Goro for Nederlandse Reisopera, Peacham (The Beggar’s Opera) for the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord), Mr Fiorentino for the Liceu, Barcelona, and the Théâtre du Châtelet, Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea) in Madrid and Montpellier and Iro (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Geneva Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Salzburg Festival and on a worldwide tour under Gardiner.

Burt also performs as an actor. He was a member of Trevor Nunn’s National Theatre Ensemble 1999–2000 and performed Father Christmas in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for three seasons. Music theatre appearances include Host of the Garter Inn in Merry Wives: the Musical for the Complete Works Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Pirelli (Sweeney Todd) at the Adelphi Theatre.

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