Tenor Robert Norman is thrilled to return to Pacific Opera Project for his 17th production, having previously appeared as Pedrillo (Abduction from the Seraglio), Sellem (The Rake’s Progress), Monostatos (Magic Flute), Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos), and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), among others. In 2018, Mr. Norman made his Los Angeles Opera debut in Candide playing several roles including the King of El Dorado and Don Issachar. Also in 2018, he appeared as a tenor soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in both Handel’s Messiah and Shawn Kirchner’s Songs of Ascent. He is a fifth-place finisher in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and is an L.A. District Winner for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Hailed by Opera News as “feisty and funny,” he is a specialist in the operatic character tenor repertoire. Mr. Norman has performed as 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 strong history in modern and American Opera having performed as Parris in The Crucible (Opera Santa Barbara); Nika Magadoff in The Consul (Dayton Opera); Steve Hubbell in A Streetcar Named Desire (Opera Santa Barbara, Union Avenue Opera, Fresno Grand Opera); and Little Bat in Susannah (Festival Opera, Pasadena Opera). www.robertnormantenor.com