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Robert Gleadow

  • Bass-Baritone


Robert Gleadow press reviews

Critical Acclaim
"Robert Gleadow, at 21, is already a star, going great guns in London at the Royal Opera and destined for many plum roles.”

Ken Winters, The Globe and Mail April 25, 2007


“The rare beauty of Gleadow’s supple bass aided Méphistophélès in his task immeasurably.”

Evan Dickerson, Seen and Heard, July 23, 2006

La Traviata

“Robert Gleadow, an ROH young artist, makes his mark as a witty and urbane Marquis.”

Neil Fisher, The Times (London), January 18, 2006

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Setting the evening off to a high-class start was Young Artist Robert Gleadow as Fiorello, making his third barnstorming appearance in four months. The cheers at the final curtain showed the audience had noticed the presence of what could be one of the great voices of the future.

Dominic McHugh, Music OMH, January 2006

“Robert Gleadow was a galvanising, well-sung Fiorello.”

Peter Reed, The Sunday Telegraph, January 1, 2006

“[L]et's not forget newcomer Robert Gleadow and veteran Elizabeth Gale, both spot-on in the smaller roles of Fiorello and Berta.”

Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph, December 21, 2005

Un Ballo in Maschera

“Robert Gleadow and Matthew Rose make notable contributions as the conspirators Samuel and Tom.”

John Allison, The Sunday Telegraph, November 27, 2005

"Three of the best of the Royal Opera's Young singers.... Robert Gleadow... made their mark in vital cameo roles..."

Daily Telegraph - Rupert Christiansen - 11.21.2005

"... the young bass, Robert Gleadow made his presence felt as Samuel"

Financial Times - Richard Fairman - 11.22.2005

"And Robert Gleadow and Matthew Rose as the would-be assassins, made a right pair of dastards"

The Times (UK) - Richard Morrison - 11.22.2005

“Last night's great discovery was the 20-year-old bass, Robert Gleadow. Think of Sam Roberts in a tux, channelling Al Jolson, and you get part of the picture. Gleadow regaled us, in the company of baritone Peter McGillivray, with the stentorian "Suoni la tromba" from Bellini's I Puritani. To add local colour, the boys donned Canadian Olympic caps and unfurled a maple leaf flag at the end. Gleadow later delivered a soulful and charged "Ol' Man River" from the musical Showboat. It was hard to believe that the sound and emotion coming from the stage didn't belong to someone twice his age. We witnessed a future great star in our midst.”

Toronto Star -John Terauds - 9.1.2004