Robert is generously supported by the Amar Franses and Foster Jenkins Trust.
Australian tenor Robert Barbaro studied at the Lisa Gasteen International Opera School and with soprano Mirella Freni in Modena, Italy. With sponsorship from international trusts such as The Acclaim Awards, The Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust and the Europe Fund, he is currently pursuing his career on the European operatic stage. Roles include Gherardo and Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi for the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo La traviata, Rodolfo La bohème, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Nadir Les pêcheurs de perles, Raoul Die lustige Witwe, Uldino Attila, Doctor Kirk in Marshall-Hall’s Stella and Fenton Falstaff for the Teatro Regio di Parma. He will make his UK debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Dulwich Opera Company in autumn 2018. Equally at home on the concert platform, Robert has performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Orff’s Carmina Burana, as well as in recital for the international award winning Festival Verdi 2017. Other theatrical pursuits include Piangi The Phantom of the Opera, Tony Masterclass, Marco The Gondoliers, Mario Lanza in the Australian tour of The loveliest night of the year and a world tour with international singing group ‘The Ten Tenors’. Robert also holds degrees in Law and Arts from Monash University, Melbourne.