Luc Robert



  • 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
  • 2014-19 Don José Savonlinna Opera Festival (debut), Oper Frankfurt, Cape Town, Tallinn, Opéra de Nice, Essen, Helsinki


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 inThe 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 world career 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 in Carmen 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. One year later, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Verdi’s Ernani along with Angela Meade and Plácido Domingo.

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

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 (directed by José Cura), as well as Don José at the Essen Aalto Theatre and the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. His debut at the Leipzig Opera as Don José in the spring of 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. In season 2020-21 he made his debut as Manrico (Il trovatore) at the Estonian National Opera and sing Don José at the Vanemuine Theater in Tartu. His next role debut will be the Carlo VII in Verdi's Giovanna d’Arco at Estonian National Opera in Fall 2022. Luc Robert is looking forwards to return to the Montreal opera for the Trovatore and Madama Butterfly productions. For the last few years Luc Robert is based in Tallinn, Estonia.



"Nessun dorma" (2019)

Celeste Aida

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

Verdi Requiem


> 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


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