Tenor Robert Stahley joined LA Opera's young artist program in the 2019/20 season and made his debut as Parpignol in La Boheme.
He was also featured as the First Armored Man in The Magic Flute and as Apollo/Fileno in the company's January 2020 U.S. premiere of Stefano Landi's The Death of Orpheus.
He was a member of the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera for their 2018/19 season, where he covered the roles of Alfredo in La Traviata and Alfred in Die Fledermaus. Recent engagements include the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann with Arbor Opera Theater, the tenor soloist in the St. Matthew Passion with the Amherst Bach Festival, and joining the Santa Fe Opera’s Young Artist Program for the summer of 2019.
In the 2020 festival season, he will return to the Santa Fe Opera as a second-year Apprentice Artist, where he will sing the role of the First Armored Man and as Melot in Tristan und Isolde.
Previous performances include William Marshall in Regina with Opera Theater of Saint Louis, scenes as Lenny in Of Mice and Men and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with the St. Louis Symphony, and Pang in Turandot with the Kentucky Symphony. He also appeared as Trajan in a workshop of Rufus Wainwright’s new opera Hadrian with the Canadian Opera Company, and was the tenor soloist in Schubert's Mass in A-flat with CCM choirs. He has been a studio artist with Wolf Trap Opera where he covered the roles of Rodolfo in La Boheme and the Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia. Other significant roles include the title roles in Candide and Idomeneo, the Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen, Charlie in Mahagonny-Songspiel, the Lamplighter and the Drunk in The Little Prince, Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Hubert Humphrey in Dark River.
Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Mr. Stahley recently made his Indianapolis Symphony debut singing arias from operas such as Tosca and The Magic Flute. He has also been the tenor soloist for Jeanne d’Arc au bucher and appeared in several operatic scenes, such as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
Mr. Stahley was a third prize winner in the 2018 Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition, placed first in the 2017 Piccolo Vocal Competition, and was a finalist in the 2018 Mildred Miller Competition. He completed his Artist Diploma and Masters at the College Conservatory of Music. He has bowed with opera companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Arbor Opera Theater, Palm Beach Opera, and Cincinnati Opera.
To learn more, visit his website.