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Robert Bork

  • Bass-Baritone

Biography

Robert Bork: In 1989 he debuted at La Scala, Milan, as Scherasmin in Weber's Oberon and at the Hamburgische Staatsoper as Brander La Damnation De Faust. He later returned to Hamburg to appear in Carmen and Mahagonny and appeared in Bonn as Masetto Don Giovanni, Schaunard La Boheme and Paolo Simone Boccanegra. He also appeared as Zurga Les Pecheurs De Perles in Ludwigshafen, Mr. Redburn Billy Budd and Dörfling Der Prinz Von Homburg for the Royal Flanders Opera in Antwerpen, Chief of Police Lady Macbeth Von Mtsensk for the Netherlands Opera and Don Carlo La Forza Del Destino for the Reisoper in Holland.

Gradually moving into more dramatic repertoire, Robert Bork includes such roles as Jochanaan Salome, the title role Der Fliegende Holländer, Musiklehrer Ariadne Auf Naxos, Balstrode Peter Grimes, Kaspar Der Freischütz, Faninal Rosenkavalier, Kothner Meistersinger, Tierbändiger/Athlet Lulu, and Simon in Korngold's Violanta. He created the central figure Ben Ata in the world premiere of Philip Glass' Marriages Of Zones Three, Four And Five. No stranger to contemporary repertoire, Mr Bork sang the title role in Saint-Saëns' Henri VIII with Montserrat Caballé in her celebration of 40 years at Liceu in Barcelona, as well as the title role in the world premiere of Guinjoan’s Gaudi. He inaugurated the role of Mephistopheles in Fenelon’s Faust at Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse under the direction of Nicholas Joel.