Robert Frankenberry leads a multi-faceted career as a tenor, pianist and conductor. His roles have ranged from Mozart in Amadeus to John Adams in 1776 to Pollione in Norma. He has performed in early dramatic works by Monteverdi, Strozzi, Charpentier, Sartorio and Handel in New York City, Palm Beach and at Yale University as a fellow of Millennial Arts Productions Baroque Opera Institute, and with Chatham Baroque for the Pittsburgh R&B Society. A champion of contemporary works, Mr. Frankenberry has created the roles of John Biddle in Jeremy Becks The Biddle Boys and Mrs. Soffel; Spirit Master in Roger Zahabs Uncovered by Night; and Madame Witch in Seymour Barabs Sleeping Beauty. Recent singing engagements have included Cavaradossi in Tosca; Don Jose in Carmen; Tenor Soloist in Carmina Burana; the title role in Don Carlo; and the New York premieres of Daron Hagens Letting Go and Broken Pieces. At the piano, he is a member of the University of Pittsburghs Music on the Edge Ensemble and the Pittsburgh-based IonSound Project. He has worked in various pianistic capacities for the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College. His credits in musical direction range from Monteverdis 8th Book of Madrigals through the staged premiere of Hagens Vera of Las Vegas, most recently including Offenbachs Tales of Hoffmann and assistant conducting duties for Verdis Don Carlo. Upcoming projects include duties of both assistant conductor and cover for the title role in Donizettis Poliuto in Chicago; GBichung in Opera Theater of Pittsburghs Twilight of the Gods; and the role of Louis Sullivan in Hagens Shining Brow with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Mr. Frankenberry studied conducting with Walter Hendl and currently studies voice with Franco Bertacci.

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