Robert Orth

Robert Orth has performed numerous roles across the USA and worldwide. He was named “Artist of the Year” by both New York City Opera and Seattle Opera. Performing new American operas has brought Mr. Orth great pleasure and acclaim. He was the Lodger in Argento’s THE ASPERN PAPERS at the Kennedy Center; and the Lecturer in Argento’s one-man opera A WATERBIRD TALK in Chicago. He created the title role in HARVEY MILK in Houston, New York, and San Francisco. In 1997 he portrayed Frank Lloyd Wright in SHINING BROW by Daron Hagen. In 2000 he played Owen Hart in San Francisco in the world premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING. In 2001 he first portrayed Richard Nixon in NIXON IN CHINA in St. Louis, and subsequently in Portland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Vancouver, Toronto, London, and Berlin. In 2007 he was Uncle John in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s THE GRAPES OF WRATH. In 2010, he was Mr. Stubb in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s MOBY DICK. He played Blazes in THE LIGHTHOUSE in 2012, in Dallas. In 2013 in St. Louis, he created the role of Howie Albert in the world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s CHAMPION. And in 2014, he was Simon Powers in Tod Machover’s DEATH AND THE POWERS. His recordings include THE TELEPHONE, NIXON IN CHINA, SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, HARVEY MILK, DEAD MAN WALKING, HANSEL AND GRETEL, SHINING BROW, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, and THE INSPECTOR.

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