Tenor Robert Norman is thrilled to be in his second season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. In 2018, Mr. Norman made his Los Angeles Opera debut in Candide playing several roles including the King of El Dorado and Don Issachar. Also in 2018, he made his Walt Disney Concert Hall solo debut with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Shawn Kirchner’s Songs of Ascent.
Operatically, he has performed nationally as Goro in Madama Butterfly (Opera San Jose, Dayton Opera, Salt Marsh Opera); Caius in Falstaff (Opera San Jose); Beppe in Pagliacci (Dayton Opera, Festival Opera); and Pang in Turandot (Dayton Opera). He also has a strong history in modern and American Opera having performed as Parris in The Crucible (Opera Santa Barbara); Nika Magadoff in The Consul (Dayton Opera); Steve Hubbell in A Streetcar Named Desire (Opera Santa Barbara, Union Avenue Opera, Fresno Grand Opera); Sellem in The Rake’s Progress (Pacific Opera Project); and Little Bat in Susannah (Festival Opera, Pasadena Opera). He performed in the U.S. Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ Marilyn Forever with Long Beach Opera as one of the two Tritones, and his performance of Toby in Sweeney Todd with Fresno Grand Opera was hailed as having taken the audience to “emotional places that I don’t think a non-opera-singer could match” (Fresno Bee).
He created the role of Mr. Pedrillo in Josh Shaw’s Star-Trek adapted version of Abduction of the Seraglio which has performed nationally at Opera Orlando, Salt Marsh Opera, Festival Opera, and at the famed Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA. He has been heralded in this role as “feisty and funny” (Opera News), “exuded nerdy charm” (San Jose Mercury News), and “as one of the highlights of the evening” (Living Out Loud - LA).
He is a fifth place finisher in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, and is an L.A. District Winner for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He received his Master’s degree from CSU Northridge, and is an alumnus of the Opera Santa Barbara Studio Artist Program.