Robert Gleadow

I got to see Cosi fan Tutte last night, and was immediately impressed by the singer performing Guglielmo.  His charisma and long hair seemed familiar, and when I researched my suspicions today I was correct in remembering him from the COC’s La Boheme 10 years ago, where he stole the show as Colline.  Nice surprise to see he’s a local boy.  I’ve remembered his name so as to find him in future Toronto productions.  He’s one to watch.

At an age where most singers are still in search of career prospects, Gleadow is carefully deciding which opera engagements to accept, and which ones to postpone.

“I’ve been offered Don Giovanni three times now,” says the charismatic baritone. “But it’s not time yet. After all, if I sing Don Giovanni now, what do I do next?”

With the guidance of his agents at IMG Artists and trusted confidantes like Toronto vocal coach Roxolana Roslak, with whom he started studying at age 16, Gleadow wants to make sure he is a still a going international concern at age 50.

via He cuts a fine figure of a Figaro | Toronto Star.

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