Victor Ryan Robertson

Performance Year: 2024

Victor Ryan Robertson is making his Arizona Theatre Company debut as Tenor Tony in Master Class. Recent successes include the roles of Elijah and Street in X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at Detroit Opera and Opera Omaha and in concert recorded by Boston Modern Orchestra Projects (nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award). Last year, he performed in Candide as Governor, Vanderdendur, and Ragotski and in The Shining (The Atlanta Opera), and he soon returns to the Metropolitan Opera to repeat his roles in Malcolm X.

Making his off-Broadway debut, Victor joined the cast of Three Mo’ Tenors in 2007-08 and remained with the show when it toured the U.S. then went on to play the Edinburgh Festival, in Moscow, in the Dominican Republic, and at the UK’s Henley Festival. He sang the signature role Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia all over the U.S., made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Merry Widow as Raoul, and made his Broadway debut in Phantom of the Opera as Piangi. He performed in Cinderella at the MUNY with Marcia Milgram Dodge and in Candide in France at Opera L’orraine.

Robertson’s natural ability for contemporary music has brought him many world premieres including Benny “Kid” Paret in Champion (Washington National Opera and later at Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera de Montreal) as well as Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess in a co-production between Opera North Carolina and Opera Carolina, a role he previously sang on tour internationally at Capetown Opera, Scottish National, Welsh National, Israeli National, Deutsche Opera Berlin, L.A. Opera, and Spoleto Festival.

Other career highlights include the title role in Orpheus at New York City Opera, Rodolfo in La Boheme at Royal Albert Hall in London, Alfredo in La Traviata at Orlando Opera, and Rinaldo in Armida with Virginia Opera and at the UK’s prestigious Garsington Opera Festival. Robertson can be heard in the first full recording of Carly Simon’s opera, Romulus Hunt, with Nashville Opera, released last month. He also appears on the soundtrack for the Netflix movie Rustin, released later this year.

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