BIO || REPERTOIRE
Baritone Robert Garner was praised for his “beautiful and rich sounding color” (Charles Coleman). Mr.Garner received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama.
He was a New York City district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, was a winner of the Friedrich Schorr Memorial Prize for Vocal Performance and the Giulio Gari Foundation Vocal Competition.
His career highlights include: Marcello (La Boheme) and Ford (Falstaff) for Mississippi Opera, Valentin (Faust) and Germont (La Traviata) for Opera Colorado, Papageno (The Magic Flute) for Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Falke (Die Fledermaus) for Dayton Opera, Ping (Turandot) with Anchorage Opera, Mercutio (Romeo et Juliette) for Opera Carolina and Connecticut Opera. Other roles include: Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi, Silvio (Pagliacci), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos).
Concert highlights include: Carmina Burana for Carolina Ballet, and the Faure Requiem for his Carnegie Hall debut, Honneger’s La Danse des Morts, and Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with Metamorphoses Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Singers under the baton of Eugene Sirotkin.
Current and upcoming engagements: summer opera concerts with Queens Symphony at the invitation of Eve Queler and the role of Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro for his debut at Geneva Light Opera.