Trained initially as a musician, Rob performed with the contemporary vocal groups The Swingle Singers and Synergy Vocals, giving performance premieres of works by composers including Luciano Berio, Steve Reich, Steven Mackay and David Lang.
As Assistant/Associate Rob has worked with directors including David Poutney, Christopher Alden, Tim Albery, Robert Carsen, and Yoshi Oida for companies including Opera North, Bregenz Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, and Opera de Lyon.
As Director, recent credits include Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Threestone), Antiphony (W11 Opera), Mozart’s Idomeneo (Floral Opera), the premiere of The Lady In The Van (University of Hertfordshire), The Beggar’s Opera (Handel House Museum/Royal Academy of Music); Verdi’s Nabucco and La traviata (Riverside Opera), Puccini’s Edgar (English Touring Opera), Hello Life (Greenwich Theatre and Buxton Festival); Young Carmen (St Alban’s Festival), and The Mozart Show (Covent Garden Festival).
Rob regularly works training the next generation of performers at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College of Music, Royal College of Music, and with Royal Opera Education.
Update: February 2009