Hailed for his “rich and deep sound, robust and regal” regarding his Carnegie Hall debut, John Robert Green is a versatile baritone with a wide-ranging concert and operatic repertoire. Recent operatic credits include the roles of Owen Hart and George Benton in Dead Man Walking with the Israeli Opera, a role and company debut as the endearing Caleb Plummer in Zandonai’s Il Grillo del Focolare with Teatro Grattacielo followed by an immediate invitation and return for the same company in a menacing performance of Bardo in the American premiere of Cilea’s Gloria. Of his performance as Jack Rance in Fanciulla del West with Winter Opera St Louis, critics celebrated that “His powerful voice can seduce or snarl as required.” A favorite of the Norwegian public, Mr. Green has appeared at LidalNorth in Oslo, Norway for his role debut as Gunther in Götterdämmerung, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, as well as one of his signature roles as the Father in Hänsel und Gretel. He has appeared in the title role of Gianni Schicchi at the Tel-Aviv Summer Opera, as well as the reprisal of the Humperdinck for Sherrill Milnes Voice Festival in Savannah Georgia. Mr. Green has been lauded for his performances as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Marcello in La bohème, Dr. Rappaccini in La Hija de Rappaccini, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role in Don Giovanni. For his performance of Germont in La traviata, he received the Opera Performance of the Year Award from Illinois Opera Theatre.
Equally at home on the concert stage, Mr. Green has garnered accolades for his commanding performance of Elijah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Omaha Symphony and was equally praised for his recent performance as the bass soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Hunter College. For his performance with DCINY at Carnegie Hall he sang with “an infectious energy and imbued with such pure emotion that a number of tissues were spotted being pulled from pockets and purses.” Audiences were also moved by John’s powerful interpretation as the Bass Soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Helena Symphony. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana in performances of Bach’s B-minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion, as well as Handel’s Messiah and as the title character in Handel’s Saul. He also gained critical acclaim for his performances of Haydn’s The Creation, and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony.
Upcoming performances include the Beethoven Ninth Symphony with the University of Florida School of Music as well as the Bass soloist in the Stabat Mater of Rossini, in his return to the Helena Symphony.
John was an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, where he was honored with the Ann O’Donnell Scholarship Award for Outstanding Apprentice.