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.
Burt was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Operatic performances have included Mopsa and Flute (The Fairy Queen) for Glyndebourne Festival, 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, Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for English National Opera and Ximenez (Arms and the Cow) for Opera North. Further afield his appearances include Mr Fiorentino for the Liceu, Bercelona, and the Théâtre du Châtelet, Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea) in Madrid and Montpellier, St John in a staged St John Passion for Nationale Reisopera and Iro (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Geneva Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Chicago Opera Theater.
Burt also performs as an actor in musical theatre and theatre. 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. He also performed the Host of the Garter Inn in Merry Wives: the Musical for the Complete Works Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon, and has sung Pirelli (Sweeney Todd) at the Adelphi Theatre.