Robert Osborne
Bass-baritone Robert Osborne has built an acclaimed career by advancing the unusual in both the standard and contemporary repertoire. He has sung over forty roles in operas from Bernstein to Weill which he has sung with companies in Paris, Berlin, New York, Houston, Santa Fe and Los Angeles. His concert career has taken him to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Victoria Hall in Singapore, the Gran Teatro in Havana, and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow where he has sung under such distinguished conductors as Bernstein, Ozawa, Spivakov, Tilson Thomas, John Williams and Russell Davies. He has appeared with the Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Nakamichi, USArts/Berlin, Aspen and Marlboro Festivals as well as on several celebrated telecasts for the BBC, PBS, Russian and European television. In the musical theatre repertoire, he has appeared in four City Center Encore! productions, in the Bernstein at 70! Gala from Tanglewood, and in the BAM Salutes Sondheim Gala. His recordings of operas include Meredith Monk’s Atlas, Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis, Hindemith’s Hin und zurück, Harry Partch’s The Wayward, Richard Wilson’s Athelred the Unready, and Stewart Wallace’s Kaballah. His solo recordings are Songs of Henry Cowell, Songs of Leo Sowerby, Songs of John Alden Carpenter, all on Albany, Orchestral Songs of Shostakovich on Arabesque and his recently released interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise. Mr. Osborne holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Yale University and is on the faculties of Vassar College and Barnard College.
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