Luc Robert

Tenor

Highlights

  • 2012 Rodolfo in Luisa Miller at Malmö Opera
  • 2013 Nicias (Thais) at the Finnish National Opera
  • 2013 Don Carlo at Dortmund Opera, Germany
  • 2014 Rodolfo (La Bohéme) at Malmö Opera, Sweden
  • 2015 Metropolitan Opera debut as Ernani alongside Angela Meade & Plácido Domingo
  • 2014-17 Don José Savonlinna Opera Festival (debut), Oper Frankfurt, Cape Town, Tallinn, Opéra de Nice

Biography

In the shortest period of time the Canadian tenor Luc Robert has established himself as one of the most interesting “spinto” tenors of our time and is seen especially in the role of Don José. In season 2016/17, Luc Robert was engaged in Carmen productions at Frankfurt Opera, Estonian National Opera, Cape Town Opera and the Opéra de Nice in France.

A former firefighter, Luc Robert started his music studies at the “Conservatoire de Musique de Québec” in Montréal and joined the Canadian Opera Company Studio Ensemble in Toronto in 2002. During the 2002/03 season, he made his COC main stage debut in small roles in The Queen of Spades and Un ballo in maschera, and also covered many roles including Arturo and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), the title role in Albert Herring, Pang (Turandot), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Steva Burya (Jenufa), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca) and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto).

Luc’s success began in 2012, when he made his debut as Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller at Malmö Opera, Sweden. During the same season he also sang with great success Gounod’s Faust at the Estonian National Opera, Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Pacific Opera in Victoria and Nicias (Thais) with Finnish National Opera. In autumn 2013, Robert already debuted in the title role of Don Carlo at the Dortmund Opera, Germany and continued the season as Rodolfo (La Bohème) at Malmö Opera and as Macduff in Québec.  His role debut as Don José took place at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in summer 2014. During that season he also sang the Steuermann at the Opéra de Lyon and stepped in to sing Nicias at the Teatro Municipal of Sao Paulo in Brazil. In 2015, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Verdi’s Ernani along with Angela Meade and Plácido Domingo.

In the season 2017-18 he joined the Montreal Opera for La Bohème, and sang Cavaradossi in Calgary and Ernani under the baton of Maestro Daniel Oren at the Latvian National Opera,

Luc Robert’s most recent and future engagements include the role of Dick Johnson in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West at the Estonian National Opera (conducted by José Cura), as well as Don José at the Essen Aalto Theatre and the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.

Video

Turandot

Nessun Dorma

Aida

Celeste Aida

Rodolfo/Luisa Miller - together with Vladislav Sulimsky (Miller) and Taras Shtonda (C. Walter)

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Verdi - Rigoletto

Cavaradossi

Cavaradossi "Recondita armonia"

Reviews

> ERNANI -  Metropolitan Opera New York April 2015

"Debuting tenor Luc Robert sounded to me like one of the better vocal finds for The Met in recent years. His voice is clear and his delivery passionate yet musical; a touch of huskiness here and there was not a detriment to enjoying his vocalism, and he had the power to pierce through the ensemble at will. His voice 'spoke' well in the large space, and he had a good top-C to end the Act I trio."

Oberon's Grove 09.04.2015

Press Kit

Photos

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More Information:

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Upcoming Events

Luc Robert as Dick Johnson in Tallinn and Don José in Essen

Luc Robert is looking forward to two debuts in the beginning of the new season: his role debut as Dick Johnson at the Estonian National Opera, led by Jose Cura, and his house debut at the Aalto theatre in Essen as Don José!

Fanciulla del West / Tallinn

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Carmen / Essen

Premiere: October 13, performances on October 18, 27, November 1st, 14, 24, December 16, 19, 28, 2018 and January 18, 2019, February 16, March 17, 2019.

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