Robert Anthony Gardiner

Genre: Tenor

Artist Reviews

"there are also outstanding performances from Martha Jones and Robert Anthony Gardiner, beguiling together as Melanto and Eurymachus"

Eurymachus,The Return of Ulysees, Monteverdi - English Touring Opera - The Guardian

"Robert Anthony Gardiner sang beautifully as Eurymachus"

Eurymachus,The Return of Ulysees, Monteverdi - English Touring Opera - Opera Today

"Ivan Ludlow and Robert Anthony Gardiner offered finely sung portrayals of Agravain and Ywain. There was not a weak link in the cast, just as there was not in the evening as a whole."

Ywain, Gawain, Birtwistle, Barbican BBC Symphony Orchestra. Brabbins -

"Amongst the smaller parts, Robert Anthony Gardiner as the Conte di Lerma really stood out. His singing, most of it terrifyingly exposed, was bright, accurate and rock-solid, and his presence aristocratically relaxed."

Conte de Lerma, Don Carlos, Verdi, Royal Opera House - Intermezzo

"The great discovery I would say is the young, RNCM-trained tenor Robert Anthony Gardiner (as Siébel, Marguerite’s true love), who has a lovely, even tone and a real awareness of French operatic style. Opera North should hold on to him as long as they can before he gets snapped up elsewhere."

Sidbel, Faust, Gounod, Opera North -

"Of the three soloists, the young tenor Robert Anthony Gardiner was outstanding as Gerontius. It is well known that this role is one of the most challenging in the oratorio repertoire, but Robert had the necessary strength to fulfil it; he sang with great power and beauty of tone."

The Dream of Gerontius, Elgar - Lancashire and District Choral Society


British tenor Robert Anthony Gardiner was born and educated in Birmingham, where he received a cello music scholarship to study at King Edwards VI, in Edgbaston, and sang as a treble in St Philip’s Cathedral.  After gaining a BSc Honours in astrophysics at Durham University and a Certificate of Education at Manchester University, he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Frankfurt Opera School and the National Opera Studio followed by the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from 2008-10 and made his Royal Opera House debut as Egoldo Mathilde di Shabran.

Recent engagements include Eurimaco in Il Ritorno D’Ulisse for English Touring Opera, Don Ottavio for Diva Opera, a concert performance of Ywain Gawain with the BBC symphony Orchestra, Polidoro La Finta Semplice for Bampton Classical Opera, Lensky Onegin for Grange Park Opera, Siebel in Faust for Opera North/Tallinn Birgita Festival, Max Fantasio for Opera Rara, Belmonte in Die Entfürung aus dem Serail for Iford Festival, and Strážnik in Hubička by Smetana for Wexford Festival Opera.

Awards include Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize, Wexford Festival Rosenblatt Award, Peter Moores Foundation Scholarship, Gwilym Gwalchmai Jones Award, Mario Lanza Educational Award and Middlemore Educational Foundation Award.

Robert has given many solo recitals and has sung with choirs and choral societies all over the UK.

Recent performances include Stravinsky’s Mavra with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, Messiah in Gloucester Cathedral, St Matthew Passion with the Leicester Bach Choir, Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, and Britten’s Michelangelo Songs in Lugo.

For oratorio and concert repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and Concert Repertoire
Composer Work
Bach J.S. B Minor Mass
Christmas Oratorio
Easter Oratorio
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Berlioz Te Deum
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
St Nicolas
Bruckner Te Deum
Carissimi Jepthe
Elgar Elijah
Handel Acis & Galatea
Alexander’s Feast
Israel in Egypt
Judas Maccabeus
Haydn The Creation
The Seasons
Missa Sancti Nicolai
Nelson Mass
Honegger King David
Jenkins Armed Man
Mendelssohn Elijah
St Paul
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Mozart  C Minor Mass
Coronation Mass
Orff Carmina Burana
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Purcell Ode for St Cecelia’s Day
Rossinni Petite Messe Solonnelle
Schubert Mass in E Flat
Mass in G
Stainer The Crucifixion
Stravinsky Mass
Symphony of Psalms
Tippett Child of our Time
Vivaldi Gloria
Artist: Robert Anthony Gardiner
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Tenor