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Robert Breault

Professor, Voice
Director of Opera

DMA University of Michigan
MM University of Michigan
BM St. Norbert College (Magna cum laude)

Email
Phone: 801-581-7449
Office: Vocal Arts Center
Faculty Page
www.bobbreault.com


Biography

Tenor Robert Breault enjoys an international career that features an extraordinary breadth of repertoire. His warm, flexible voice and superb artistic sensibilities combine to make him a consummate singing actor. He has appeared on numerous recordings in a wide range of roles. As Opera News noted, "Besides a ductile tenor that allows him to negotiate a full dynamic span, from silvery head tone to ringing forte, even within a single phrase, Breault offers truly superb diction." Opera News also praised him for making "an excellent impression, his mellifluous tenor boasting clarity of both tone and diction; clearly reveling in high notes, he sang with notable dynamic variety." Opera Canada wrote in 2009, "Tenor Robert Breault made his EO (Edmonton Opera) debut with distinction as the Duke of Mantua. He looks the part of a man who can seduce women with more than just his power and wealth, and he has a lustrous voice."

Robert’s concert career highlights include over 200 performances with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Monte-Carlo, London Philharmonia Orchestra, National Symphony of Taiwan, Jerusalem Symphony, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, San Francisco Symphony, and the Utah Symphony, to name but a few.

Opera performances number over 80 roles in a wide array of repertoire and companies. Performances with New York City Opera include Carmen, La Traviata, and Semele, which won him the company’s "Kolozsvar Award". Appearances also include Arizona Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, Portland Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera New Orleans, Florentine Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Die Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, and Chautauqua Opera.

Courses Taught

  • Voice - Graduate majors
  • Voice - Undergraduate majors
  • Opera Production
  • Opera Workshop

Awards

  • 2022 Finalist The American Prize stage director
  • 2021 U Opera National Opera Association Production Award.  1st Place.  Producer and Director.
  • 2016 Celebrate U award for creative research.  Edmonton Opera Lucia di Lammermoor.
  • 2020 Cal/West Governor National Opera Association.

Recordings

2019 Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, “Power of Romanticism and Resurrection” The Seven Last Words of Christ-Dubois, Messe Solennele St. Cecelia-Gounod

2019 Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, “Music Awake!” and other Choral Music of Paul Moravec (World Premiere)

2016 Virginia Arts Festival, Stravinsky, Les Noces

2013 Martingale Ensemble, Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde. http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1406

2012 Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Bavarian State Radio), Getty, Plump Jack. 

2011 Albany Pro Musica & The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys: Handel, Messiah


Performances Highlights

  • Sacramento Choral Arts Society
  • Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
  • Cathedral of the Madeleine
  • Utah Opera
  • Salt Lake Symphony
  • Orlando Ballet with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
  • Utah Symphony
  • Pacific Symphony
  • Opera Idaho
  • La Jolla Symphony
  • American Festival Chorus
  • South Dakota Symphony          
  • Opera Fort Collins
  • Virginia Symphony
  • Sheboygan Symphony
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City
  • Festival Opera
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Edmonton Opera
  • Buffalo Philharmonic
  • The Moab Music Festival
  • Berkshire Chorale Festival
  • Santa Fe Symphony
  • San Diego Symphony
  • Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester
  • Virginia Arts Festival
  • Oregon Mozart Players
  • Martingale Ensemble
  • Chautauqua Opera
  • Lyceum Philharmonic (Salt Lake City)
  • National Philharmonic
  • Nova Concert Series
  • Resident director at La Musica Lirica opera training program
Last Updated: 3/22/22