Hailed for his “rich and deep sound, robust and regal” regarding his recent Carnegie Hall debut, John Robert Green is a versatile baritone with an exceptionally beautiful timbre. He appeared with Teatro Grattacielo last Fall with his menacing performance of Bardo in the American premiere of Cilea’s Gloria. This was John’s second American premiere with Teatro Grattacielo in as many years. Previously, he was praised for his endearing performance as Caleb Plummer in Zandonai’s Il Grillo del Focolare.
John recently had great success with his Wagnerian debut as Gunther in Götterdämmerung with LidalNorth. He enthralled Norwegian audiences with his transfixing Tarquinius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and his enchanting Peter in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. John then reprised the role of Peter in Hänsel und Gretel with the Savannah Voice Festival to great acclaim. John 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.
John received accolades for his commanding performance of Elijah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Omaha Symphony. He 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 Baritone 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.
John was an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, where he was honored with the Ann O’Donnell Scholarship Award for Outstanding Apprentice.