Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane


Tenor, Robert Macfarlane sang with irresistible joy, unleashing operatic flourishes for the benefit of god, and for the Audience
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«Robert Macfarlane is a seasoned evangelist with a blissful, clarion top and an easy stage presence, the perfect anchorman.»
Sydney Morning Herald (2017)
2017Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaArnalta / Nutrice / Famigliari I
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Basilio
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Curzio
2017Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Evangelist
2017Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Evangelist
2017Puccini: TurandotPang
2017Humperdinck: KönigskinderDie Hexe / Witch
2016Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63Judas Maccabaeus
2016HandelTenor Soloist
2016Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75King Alessandro
2016Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleTenor Soloist
2016Bach: Schemelli LiederTenor


Having performed internationally in Opera (Opera de Lyon, Berlin, Graz, Leipzig, Opera Queensland, West Australian Opera, State Opera of South Australia) and concert (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Thomaskirche Leipzig, Chapelle Royale Versailles, Sydney Opera House), Robert Macfarlane ranks as one of the most promising young tenors. In a repertoire that spans from Monteverdi's Orfeo (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra), the Evangelist of Bach's Matthew Passion (Sydney Opera House) to  the character roles of Romantic Opera, to the present day, Robert has been praised for his "Blissful, Clarion top" (Sydney Morning Herald)  and his "remarkable capacity for mastering works that would daunt most singers" (The Advertiser). A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig "Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy", Robert was also a protégée of the great Tenor Peter Schreier.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliari I Immediately 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Don Basilio Immediately 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Don Curzio Immediately 2017
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Evangelist Immediately 2017
Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion) Evangelist Immediately 2017