Robert Gambill

Since his memorable début as Tannhäuser at the Berlin State Opera in 1999, Robert Gambill has been invited to sing dramatic Heldentenor rôles in leading opera houses and concert halls all over the world. Tannhäuser became his “signal rôle” with productions in Berlin, Madrid, Munich, Toulouse, Dresden and at La Scala. Other repertoire includes Florestan, Siegmund, Max and Parsifal which he sang in Berlin, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Dresden, Geneva, San Francisco, Munich and at the Lucerne Festival under Claudio Abbado. He sang his first Tristan in 2003 at the Glyndebourne Festival followed by performances in Lisbon and at the Dresden Opera. In 2003 he performed Oedipus Rex at the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Gergiev conducting). Another turning point in his career was his interpretation of Peter Grimes at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2005 and later in Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Equally at home on the concert platform, Robert Gambill performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall under Barenboim, at Tanglewood and Philadelphia under Mehta, at the Lucerne Festival and the London Prom Concerts under Salonen as well as in Rome with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra. He sang Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with the Chicago Symphony, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Cleveland, Prague, and at the Edinburgh and Salzburg Festivals.