Robert Murray was a Jette Parker Young Artist of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he performed Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Agenore (Il re Pastore), Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera), Jacquino (Fidelio) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni). He has also appeared at Opera North, Garsington Opera, Welsh National Opera, Norwegian Opera, Hamburg State Opera and the Salzburg Festival, and is a regular of the English National Opera.
Robert Murray’s concert work has include Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras and with Le Concert D’Astrée, Britten’s War Requiem with Simone Young and Britten’s Our Hunting Fathers with Thomas Adès at the Aldeburgh Festival, Strauss’s Elektra with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Edward Gardner, Schumann’s Manfred with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov at the Edinburgh Festival, and Tristan und Isolde with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev. In recital, he has performed at the Newbury, Two Moors and Aldeburgh and Brighton festivals, and at London’s Wigmore Hall. Robert Murray’s wide discography includes an appearance on Malcolm Martineau’s Complete Poulenc Series (Hyperion Records), a recital of Brahms, Poulenc and Barber with Simon Lepper for Voices on BBC Radio 3, and an acclaimed recording of Die schöne Müllerin with pianist Andrew West (Stone Records).
Recent highlights include a tour of Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music, Haydn’s Creation with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and with the LSO under Edward Gardner, and Written on Skin at the Lincoln Center with Alan Gilbert conducting the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. This season he returns to the English National Opera for Partenope, the Garsington Opera for Semele and the Edinburgh Festival for Peter Grimes; he appears in concert with the Gothenburg Symphony (Simone Young), Bergen Philharmonic (Edward Gardner), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Nicholas Collon) and Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin (Paul McCreesh).