Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Victor Robertson

Tenor

American tenor Victor Robertson is currently garnering excellent reviews in the roles of Street and Elijah X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Other recent season highlights include another Anthony Davis role: that of Raymond Santana Central Park Five at Portland Opera. He sang Elijah and Street at Detroit Opera then at Opera Omaha and then in concert recorded produced by Boston Modern Orchestra Projects, nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award.

In past seasons, the artist sang Alfredo La Traviata at Orlando Opera, and Rinaldo Armida at Virginia Opera, a role he debuted in the UK’s prestigious Garsington Opera Festival. He sang his signature role, Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia in opera theatres across the US, where he also appeared as Tonio La Fille du Regiment, Ramiro La Cenerentola, title role Romeo et Juliette, Fenton Falstaff, Nemorino L’Elisir d’Amore, title role Les Contes d’Hoffman, Nadir Les pecheurs de perles and Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi. 

 

In his spare time, Victor sings with the recently-formed rock opera ensemble, Rock me, Amadeus.

“ Tenor Victor Ryan Robertson was a smooth operator vocally and physically as the seductive crook Street, and later a model of imperious dignity as the Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad, deftly handling the latter role’s stratospheric tessitura.” David Wright, New York Classical Review, November 5, 2023

“Robertson’s smooth tenor fits both Street and Elijah, with the former perfect for a jazzy tune and the latter for the care inherent in his tone as he speaks with Malcolm. This changes believably when Elijah rebukes Malcolm over his comments regarding Kennedy’s murder.” Chris Ruel, Operawire, 5 November, 2023

“Tenor Robertson did excellent work, first as Street, who unfortunately leads Malcolm into the after-hours life in Boston and, most notably, Elijah Muhammed, who was first Malcolm’s model then his political opponent.” Richard Sasanow, Broadway World, November 5, 2023

“…and the tenor Victor Ryan Robertson, bright and assured as Street and as Elijah Muhammad — the Black separatist and religious leader whom Malcolm X adulated…” Joshua Barone, New York Times, November 6, 2023

“It starts with tenor Victor Ryan Robertson, who was so slick and rascally as Sportin’ Life earlier this year in Charleston at Spoleto Festival USA’s production of Porgy and Bess. Disguised as the student Lindoro, Robertson torches Count Almaviva’s lovesick “Ecco ridente in cielo” serenade in the opening scene. The strength of Robertson’s singing promises that he will be as noble and ardent as Portillo was in New York.” Perry Tannenbaum, Broadway World, October 26, 2016

Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo)
Bernstein Candide (title)
Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles (Nadir)
Donizetti La fille du Regiment (Tonio)

Don Pasquale (Ernesto)

L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)

Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo, Arturo)

Gonoud Romeo et Juliette (Romeo, Tybalt)
Lehar The Merry Widow (Cammille)
Mozart Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)

Così fan tutte (Ferrando)

Offenbach Les contes d’hoffmann (title)
Puccini La Bohem (Rudolfo)

La Rondine (Prunier)

Gianni Schicchi (Rinuncio)

Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)

La Cenerentola (Ramiro)

Armida (Rinaldo)

Telemann Orpheus (Euremedes)
Verdi Falstaff (Fenton)

La Traviata (Alfredo)

Rigoletto (Il Duca)

Larson Rent (Tom Collins, Benny)
CM. Schönberg Les Miserables (Enjolras)

Miss Saigon (John)

Webber Phantom of the Opera (Piangi)

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