Robert Honeysucker, baritone, a recipient of the Boston Globe's Musician of the Year award in 1995, has performed such roles as Count di Luna, Germont, Ford, Iago, Amonasro, Rigoletto, and Renato with companies in Boston, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Tulsa, and Fort Worth. He has also sung Don Giovanni, Figaro, Sharpless, Porgy, and Jake in opera houses in Auckland, NZ, Berlin, Germany, and Linz, Austria. Orchestral performances have included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Seiji Ozawa) and with the Atlanta Symphony (Roberto Abbado); All Rise with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Kurt Mazur); Vaughn Williams’s Hodie with Salt Lake Symphony (Keith Lockhart); and Charles Ives’s General William Booth Enters into Heaven with the Pittsburgh Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas). In addition, Mr. Honeysucker has performed with symphonies in St. Louis, Sacramento, Omaha, Roanoke, St. Paul, Long Island, and Flagstaff. He has also appeared with orchestras in Tokyo, Osaka, Nobeoka, and Sapporo, Japan.

Mr. Honeysucker is a member of Videmus, as well as a member and co-founder of the Jubilee Trio, which presents American art songs, including those of under-performed African-American composers.

Discography includes performances on five Videmus discs: Music of William Grant Still (New World); Watch and Pray (Koch International); More Still (Cambria); Highway 1, US (Wm. Grant Still) released by Albany Records; and Good News (Videmus Records). He is also featured on a CD recently released by the Jubilee Trio titled Let’s Have a Union (Brave Records). Mr. Honeysucker is also featured on the Centaur, Ongaku, and Titanic labels.

Robert Honeysucker is a member of the voice faculties at The Boston Conservatory and The Longy School of Music.


Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | November 10, 2012

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[Concert Review] Michael Tippett's Midsummer madness

The first American production of any of Michael Tippett's five operas was Sarah Caldwell's The Ice Break for the Opera Company of Boston in 1979. In 1991, BU students did The Knot Garden. This year, Opera Boston scheduled the first Boston production of The Midsummer Marriage, Tippett's first opera (completed in 1952, after six years of work). But Opera Boston folded.

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Before a note was played, Saturday night’s Boston Modern Orchestra Project performance of Michael Tippett’s first mature opera, “The Midsummer Marriage,” generated more good will and broader public curiosity than the average season-opener. That’s because the now-defunct Opera Boston had this rarely spotted Tippett opera on its agenda long before the company abruptly folded last December.

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[Concert Review] BMOP gives worthy advocacy to Tippett's unwieldy "Midsummer Marriage'

One door closes, another opens. With the demise of the ambitious company Opera Boston last year, director Gil Rose lost a chance to explore some of the gems in the outermost reaches of the stage repertory.

Fear not. Rose simply brought one such rarity, Michael Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage—slated last season for Opera Boston but left unperformed—to his other adventurous ensemble, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. BMOP performed a semi-staged version of the mid-20th century opera Saturday evening at Jordan Hall.

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