Victor Ryan Robertson will make his debut at the world renowned New York Metropolitan Opera December 17, 2017 in Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.
Robertson is one of 16 classically trained African American tenors who has performed with Three Mo’ Tenors since it was created by Marion J. Caffey in 2001.
Robertson made his off-Broadway debut in 2007 when Three Mo’ Tenors performed at The Little Shubert Theatre. He was also in the Three Mo’ Tenors cast that performed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK’s Henley Music Festival, New Year’s Eve in Moscow, and the tour of the Dominican Republic on behalf of the State Department.
During the past year, Victor has been performing on Broadway in Phantom of the Opera.
This classically trained tenor’s singing ability allows him to cross between genres, from classical and contemporary repertoire to pop and Broadway. He received critical acclaim with Carly Simon’s debut opera Romulus Hunt in the role of “Zoogie”. Robertson also received rave reviews starring as “Benny ‘Kid’ Peret” in the world premiere of multiple Grammy-award winning Terrence Blanchard’s Champion. He reprised the role of “Benny” with Opera Parallèle in San Francisco in February 2016 and the Kennedy Center production (Washington National Opera) in January 2017. Robertson was acclaimed as “Nadir” in the successful run in Pearl Fishers with Dayton Opera.
Past Robertson performances have included “Tonio” in La Fille du Regiment at Lyric Opera of Kansas; “Rinaldo” in Armida in England (British premiere); “Count Almaviva” in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Minnesota Opera, Arizona Opera, Manitoba Opera, and Opera Carolina; “Nemorino” in Elisir D’amore at Kentucky Opera; “Fenton” in Falstaff at Opera Cleveland; “Sportin’ Life” in Porgy and Bess with Capetown Opera, Welsh National Opera, Royal Festival Hall (London), Scottish National Opera, Israeli National Opera, and Deutsche Opera Berlin. Mr. Robertson received the prestigious Ovation Award for his portrayal of “Rodolfo” in Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of La Boheme in L.A., with a record 82 consecutive sold out shows.