British tenor Robert Anthony Gardiner was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from 2008-10 and made his Royal Opera debut as Egoldo Mathilde di Shabran, followed by Filch The Beggar’s Opera, Counte di Lerma Don Carlo, Major Domo Der Rosenkavalier and Gastone La Traviata.
Recent engagements include Eurimaco Il Ritorno D’Ulisse for English Touring Opera, Polidoro La Finta Semplice for Bampton Classical Opera, Lensky Onegin for Grange Park Opera, Siebel Faust for Opera North, and Max Fantasio for Opera Rara.
He has given solo recitals and sung with choirs and choral societies all over the UK.
Robert Anthony Gardiner studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Frankfurt Opera School and the National Opera Studio, after gaining a BSc Honours in astrophysics at Durham University and a Certificate of Education at Manchester University. Born in Birmingham, Robert studied at King Edward VI Boys School, and sang as a treble in St Philip’s Cathedral.