American tenor Victor Ryan Robertson offers a versatile singing ability and style allowing him to cross seamlessly across genres. His recent critically acclaimed success with Carly Simon in the role of “Zoogie” for her debut opera Romulus Hunt has gathered much attention. The album Romulus Hunt is set for early fall release 2015. Last season Victor starred in the World premiere of multiple grammy-award winning trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard’s Champion, creating the role of Benny “Kid” Peret in a landmark production with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and earning rave reviews. He will reprise the role of Benny with Opera Parallele in San Francisco February 2016 and Kennedy Center (Washington National Opera) January 2017. A recording is set for 2017. He recently enjoyed a successful run as Nadir in Pearl Fishers with Dayton Opera. “Victor as Nadir, has an aria, really a scene in which he completely captivated the audience. His performance nearly stopped the show!” – Burt Saidel
Recent engagements include: Gianni Schicchi with Opera Carolina, Candide with Opera National de Lorraine France, Orpheus with New York City Opera, Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess with Capetown Opera, Israeli National Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish National Opera, Royal Festival Hall London, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Dallas Opera and L.A. Opera with director Francesca Zambello. He again worked with Francesca in La Boheme at Royal Albert Hall in London. “Victor Ryan Robertson’s dashing Rudolf…he delivered body and soul.” – The Independent
Mr. Robertson mesmerized the crowd with his portrayal of Rinaldo in the UK Premier of Rossini’s Armida with Garsington Opera Festival. Other operas include: La Fille du Regiment with Lyric Opera of Kansas, Il Barrier di Siviglia with Minnesota Opera, Detroit Opera, Manitoba Opera, Portland Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Carolina, Cenerentola with Spoleto Festival, Romeo and Juliet with Spoleto Opera, Arizona Opera and Atlanta Opera, Falstaff with Cleveland Lyric Opera, Elisir D’Amore with Kentucky Opera, and Les Contes d’Hoffman with Dallas Opera.
Making his Off Broadway debut, Victor joined with the amazing Three Mo’ Tenors and performed at The Little Shubert Theatre 2007, 2008. With Three Mo’ Tenors Victor has also performed at The Edinburgh Festival, Kennedy Center, Moscow, Dominican Republic, Henley Festival London, and North American Tour.
Victor made his professional debut in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Pucinni’s La Bohème at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. to a record 82 sold out shows where he also won the coveted Ovation Award 2004.
Victor attended The Young Artist Training Program at Tri-Cities Opera under Maestro Peyton Hobbit and studied voice at Georgia State University with Mary Ann Hill.