Praised by The Washington Post for his “powerful singing voice” and “notable acting skills,” Rob Tudor has performed opera, musical theatre, cabaret, and concert works throughout the United States. Roles have included Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Lecturer in Dominick Argento’s monodramatic opera A Waterbird Talk, Freddy in My Fair Lady and Murdoch in Titanic – A New Musical. Other productions include Follies, Iolanthe, The Fantastics and Gianni Schicchi. Concert works include the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Schubert’s Mass in G and Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio.
A champion of innovative performance practice, Robert has designed thematic art song recitals and works employing visual media, including paintings and sculpture inspired by the poetry of the text, for performances throughout the nation. He created the role of Gouvenor Morris in Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia’s commissioned work, Nancy, by Garrison Hull and premiered an orchestral work for baritone and oboe soloists by Lawrence Moss titled Dawn to Dawn – Five Poems of the Tang Dynasty.
Robert is a regular guest artist at the Montana Early Music Festival and artist and instructor at the annual Helena Choral Festival in Montana. He also appears frequently with celebrated soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, pianist Betty Bullock and bassist David Jernigan in national concert engagements featuring classics from Broadway. In April of 2012, Robert was a guest artist at The Art of Argento – at two-week celebration of the music of contemporary American composer Dominick Argento at the University of Maryland. While there he performed The Andree Expedition and A WaterBird Talk.
Robert received a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland. He serves as Director of Vocal Activities and Chair of the Department of Music at Shepherd University. Awards include a 2003 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and 2004 Artist of the Year from Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia.