ROBERT WEINTRAUB
Baritone

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Robert Weintraub, a versatile young baritone, is equally at home performing in opera, oratorio, concert, musical theater, and contemporary music. Important engagements include Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème with Arizona Opera, The Bronx Opera , Center City Opera Theater, Connecticut Grand Opera, and Taconic Opera, Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Arizona Opera, Marquis D’Obigny in La Traviata with New Orleans Opera, and an AGMA Apprenticeship with Chautauqua Opera which included the roles of Elder McLean in Susannah, and Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, as well as two appearances as a soloist with The Chautauqua Symphony, one of which was under the baton of Maestro Julius Rudel. The summer of 2005 brought Mr. Weintraub to Lake George Opera as an Apprentice Artist, where he performed the role of Escamillo in a staged concert of Bizet’s Carmen, and the role of Haly in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri.

Important concert appearances include being a soloist in The Indianapolis Symphony’s Yuletide Celebration, the role of The Narrator in Grant Cooper’s Song of the Wolf with The West Virginia Symphony, Bass Soloist in Handel's Messiah with The Queens College Choral Society, Bass Soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Downtown Music at Grace Church (White Plains), the role of Roberto in a staged scene from a new opera, The Theory of Everything by John David Earnest with Encompass New Opera Theatre, and an appearance as a soloist in A Broadway Pops Concert with The New Britain Symphony.
Recent engagements include a reprisal of the role of The Narrator in Grant Cooper’s Song of the Wolf and being a soloist in A West Side Story Celebration with The Syracuse Symphony. Robert will be singing the Elder Germont in La Traviata with The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra in January 2009 and return to The New Britain Symphony for A Valentine's Day Concert in February 2009.

Mr. Weintraub has been previously featured on the stages of The Ashlawn Opera Festival, The Brevard Music Festival, Ohio Light Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Memphis, Opera Northeast, and Sarasota Opera. His concert appearances include the role of Beethoven in Beethoven In ‘Da House with The Phoenix Symphony, A Concert of Opera Highlights in Laughlin, Nevada with Showcase Concerts Inc., and “pops” concerts featuring the music of Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein with The Fredonia Chamber Players. He has been heard as a soloist in Mozart’s Vespere solennes de Confessore with Arizona State University’s Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir, in addition to Haydn’s Missa Sancti Josephi, and Faure’s Requiem at Valley Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

During the course of his Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at Arizona State University, Mr. Weintraub performed five roles with Lyric Opera Theater, including the title role in Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel.

Mr. Weintraub was a recipient of Voice, Choral, and Lyric Opera Theater scholarships at Arizona State University, and holds an undergraduate degree from The State University of New York at Fredonia. He lives in Hartsdale, New York with his wife, pianist Lin Li Weintraub, and their dog, CoCo, a Cocker Spaniel.

 
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