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George Robarts

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German

Opera

Svegliato/Notaro, Understudy (Bartolo)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Paisiello)
New Chamber Opera
2017
Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
University of Oxford
2017
Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
New Chamber Opera
2016
Orfeo
L'Orfeo (Monteverdi)
Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini
2016
Pimpinone
Pimpinone (Albinoni)
New Chamber Opera
2014

Art Song

Art Song Recitals
Song Cycles (incl. Butterworth, Beethoven, Poulenc, McDowall)
London (various)
2018

Chorus

Bass Chorus
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
West Green House Opera
2017

Oratorio/Concerts

Pilatus & Arias
Johannes-Passion (Bach)
Oxford Bach Soloists
2018
Baritone Soloist
Cantata 158, Der Friede sei mit dir (Bach)
Oxford Bach Soloists
2018
Pilatus & Arias
Johannes-Passion (Bach)
St. Bartholomew's, New York
2017
Baritone Soloist
Psalm 100, Jauchzet dem Herrn (Telemann)
Oxford Bach Soloists
2017
Baritone Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Basilica di Santo Spirito, Florence
2016
Narrator
A Child of Our Time (Tippett)
Oxford University Chorus
2015

Discography

Bass Soloist and Chorus
Parry: Songs of Farewell (Hubert Parry)
Choir of New College, Oxford
2018
Baritone Soloist, Chorus
Like as the Hart (Various)
Choir of New College, Oxford
2017
Baritone Soloist, Chorus
Symphony Anthems (John Blow)
Choir of New College, Oxford
2015

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Bach - 'Mein teurer Heiland' (Johannes-Passion) (Live)

Butterworth, 'Loveliest of trees' (Live)

Parry - 'Clouds and darkness' (Hear My Words) (Live)

Aeneas

Figaro

Figaro

Competitions

Finalist – Courtney Kenny Award for English Song & Poetry (2017)

Renaissance and Baroque Singing (Erasmus)
Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini
2016
Bachelor of Arts (German and Italian, First Class)
New College, University of Oxford
2013–2017

Born in 1995, George Robarts graduated in 2017 from New College, Oxford, where he studied Italian and German. With the Choir of New College, he performed as a soloist on tours of Europe and the US and on three discs. Concert appearances include Pilatus in the St John Passion (St Bart's, New York), Fauré's Requiem (Basilica di Santo Spirito, Florence), Bach's solo cantata 158 & Telemann's solo setting of Psalm 100 (Oxford Bach Soloists), Purcell's 'Come Ye Sons of Art', Handel's 'I will magnify thee' & 'Funeral Motet for Queen Caroline', Vaughan Williams' 'Serenade to Music', and Tippett's 'A Child of Our Time' (all in Oxford).
Professional opera work includes Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville (New Chamber Opera) and Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail (West Green House Opera), while student opera roles included Mozart's Figaro and Purcell's Aeneas in Oxford, and Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini in Florence.
Recent recital work includes Butterworth's 'Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad', Beethoven's 'An die ferne Geliebte', Poulenc's 'Le bestiaire', Ibert's 'Chansons de Don Quichotte' and McDowall's 'If I Touched the Earth'. George studies singing with Glenville Hargreaves, and works in book publishing and translation alongside his musical pursuits.

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