Robert Murray | Tenor


Robert Murray


Renowned for his intelligent musicianship and incisive dramatic portrayals of a broad operatic, concert, and recital repertoire, British tenor Robert Murray has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting musicians of his generation. This season he performed as Mark in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage in concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner. He makes his role and company debut as Florestan in Fidelio for INO, performs Schoolmaster/Mosquito/Pásek in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Creation with the Handel & Haydn Society, gives recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Lammermuir Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival, and returns to Garsington Opera. Further ahead, he makes his house and role debut as Antonio in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest at La Scala. Recent highlights include Quint and Prologue in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with OperaGlass Works and John Wilson, Bach’s St John Passion at the Théatre du Châtelet, the staged world premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground at the Royal Opera House, Count Ory in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory with Garsington Opera and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle. Leading companies he has performed principal roles with include Royal Opera House, Hamburg State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, English and Welsh National Operas, Norwegian Opera, Bergen National Opera, the Beijing Music Festival, the Venice Biennale, and the Edinburgh International Festival. Conductors he collaborates with regularly include Edward Gardner, Harry Christophers, Simon Rattle and Paul McCreesh.

October 2021