Voice Master Class: Robert Crowe, Soprano
November 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
Described by the New York Times as “a male soprano of staggering gifts,” is Robert Crowe a member of perhaps the world’s smallest vocal category. His education was completed at the Manhattan School of Music, after receiving a master of music from Boston University School for the Arts and a bachelor of music, magna cum laude from Millsaps College. In 1995 he was only the second counter- tenor (and first male soprano) to be a National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition – ha- ving his professional debut as “Cherubino“ at the Des Moines Metro Opera in summer of that year.
Mr. Crowe has sung on many opera stages in the US and in Europe. He has worked with such conductors as René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Fabio Biondi, Andreas Spering, Michael Hoffsteter, Julius Rudel, Rheinhard Goebel, Marcus Creed, Lukas Meister, Ulrich Wagner and stage directors like Nicholas Broadhurst, David Alden, Eric Fraad, Peer Boysen, Phillip Kochheim, Sandra Leupold, Lillian Garrett-Groag, and Axel Köhler.
He is also an active concert singer, having performed in scores of performances of Handel’s “Mes- siah,” both as alto and soprano soloist, and Bach’s b-minor Mass, recently as 1st and 2nd sopra- no soloist, as well as many other oratorii from the baroque period to the modern. He made his professional solo debut as the countertenor soloist in Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” the work with which he also made his Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center debut. Mr. Crowe has also performed numerous extended solo works written for the soprano voice and organ, harpsichord, fortepiano, or orchestra and chorus.