Tenor Robert Norman is thrilled to be returning for his 19th production with Pacific Opera Project, including Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio and Sellem in The Rake's Progress. He has been hailed as “thoroughly entertaining” (Opera News) and having a “truly lovely, Mozartean tenor” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He is a fifth-place finisher in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, and an L.A. District Winner in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions. As a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, he has appeared as a tenor soloist in both Handel’s Messiah and Shawn Kirchner’s Songs of Ascent at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and had the privilege of singing with John Williams on the soundtrack for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker.
As a specialist in the operatic character tenor repertoire, Mr. Norman has performed over 45 roles including Loge in Das Rheingold (Opera Santa Barabara), Goro in Madama Butterfly (Opera San Jose, Dayton Opera, Salt Marsh Opera), Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio (Dayton Opera, Opera Orlando, Festival Opera, Salt Marsh Opera), Beppe in Pagliacci (Dayton Opera, Festival Opera), Pang in Turandot (Dayton Opera), and Caius in Falstaff (Opera San Jose). He also has a robust performance history in modern and American Opera having performed as King of El Dorado in Candide (Los Angeles Opera), Parris in The Crucible (Opera Santa Barbara), Nika Magadoff in The Consul (Dayton Opera), and Little Bat in Susannah (Festival Opera, Pasadena Opera).