Robert Brubaker


Robert Brubaker has established himself as a leading tenor in opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, praised for the clarity and power of his voice and the impact of  his acting.
Career highlights include Mime in Siegfried at the Metropolitan Opera conducted by James Levine and broadcast internationally; his appearances at the Salzburg Festival in the title role of Zemlinsky’s Der König Kandaules, and as Alviano in Die Gezeichneten, both with Kent Nagano; as Count Pierre Bezukhov in War and Peace with the Opéra National de Paris, directed by Francesca Zambello; Mephistopheles in the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of Busoni’s Doktor Faust; Golitsin inKhovanshchina at the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Gran Teatre del Liceu inBarcelona; Albert Gregor in The Makropulos Case at the Metropolitan Opera; at Houston Grand Opera, and English National Opera with Sir Charles Mackerras; Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at Covent Garden on the opening night of Antonio Pappano’s first season as music director; Guido Bardi in Zemlinsky’s Eine Florentinische Tragödie with James Conlon conducting, Aegisth in Elektra, and Herodes in Salome at Teatro alla Scala.

Recent engagements include Mime in a new production of Wagners Ring Cycle;  the Witch in Hansel and Gretel;  Chairman Mao in Nixon in China composed and conducted by John Adams; all at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Mime in Siegfried and Loge in Das Rheingold at Teatre de la Maestranza in Seville, Don Ignacio in Of Love and Other Demons at Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg composed and conducted by Peter Eötvös, Alviano in Die Gezeichneten at Los Angeles Opera, and Herodes inSalome at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; the title role in Zemlinsky’s Der König Kandaules at the Volksoper in Vienna, Der Hauptman in Wozzeck at the Opera Festival of Santa Fe.

Future engagements include Malatestino in Francesca da Rimini and Mime in Wagners Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera; Luigi in Il Tabarro and Canio in Pagliacci at Opera theater of St Louis; The Billionaire in Anna Nicole at the BAM in New York; and Mime In Siegfried at Teatro Massimo in Palermo.

Mr. Brubaker appears on DVD, as Count Pierre Bezukhov in War and Peace with the Opéra National de Paris, directed by Francesca Zambello available on TDK; as Alviano Salvago in Franz Schreker’s DieGezeichneten from the Salzburg Festival, directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff and conducted by Kent Nagano, as Golitzin in Khovanshchina at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and as Herodes in Salome also at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
It was recently learned that a new CD on the Bridge Records label will be released of the Los Angeles Opera production of Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker at Los Angeles Opera conducted by James Conlon in which Mr Brubaker stars in the role of Alviano. Mr. Brubaker can also be heard on audio recordings in the title role of Der König Kandaules from the Salzburg Festival conducted by Kent Nagano, available on Andante Records; Gregor in The Makropulos Case conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and Boris in Katya Kabanova conducted by Carlo Rizzi on Chandos Records; and on Naxos American Classics’ recording of Avodat Shabbat by Herman Berlinski, conducted by Gerard Schwartz.