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ROBERT MURRAY studied at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. He was awarded second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier awards 2003 and was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Operatic roles include Tamino Die Zauberflote, Borsa Rigoletto, Gastone La traviata, Harry La Fanciulla del West, Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Agenore Il re pastore, Belfiore La finta giardiniera, Jacquino Fidelio and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He sang the title role in Albert Herring (Glyndebourne On Tour); Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress, La périchole and Tamino (Garsington Opera); The Simpleton (Boris Godunov), Tamino, Toni Reischmann (Henze’s Elegy For Young Lovers), Idamante (Idomeneo), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Steuerman (Der fliegende Holländer) (ENO); Benvolio Romeo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival); Ferrando Cosi fan tutte (Opera North) and Male Chorus Rape of Lucretia (Norway Opera).
He has performed at the Newbury, Two Moors, Brighton, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals and at London’s Wigmore Hall. He appeared on Malcolm Martineau’s Complete Poulenc Songs series for Signum, excerpts from Britten’s Gloriana with Edward Gardner for Chandos, Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Gabrieli Consort & Players for their own label and Handel’s Saul with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen for Coro.
Future appearances include his debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg as the Earl of Essex in Britten’s Gloriana and the title role Jephtha for the Handel&Haydn Society, Boston.