Biography

Robert Dean Smith made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in 1997 as Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, returning as Tristan, Lohengrin, and Siegmund in Die Walküre. He has performed in concert with the Royal Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunkorchester, Bayerische Staatsorchester Munich, London Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome, and many others.

 

Robert Dean Smith’s CD recording on Arte Nova of Wagner scenes has been awarded the "Orphée d’Or" by the Académie du Disque Lyrique. Born in Kansas, USA, he studied at Pittsburg (Kansas) State University with Margaret Thuenemann, at the Juilliard School in New York City with Daniel Ferro, and with Professor Janice Harper in Europe.  Like many dramatic tenors, he began his career as a baritone and sang for several years in German opera houses. His excellent training and stage versatility allow him to sing a wide variety of repertoire in many different languages and styles.

Discography

Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer

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Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser

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Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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Richard Wagner - Die Walküre

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Richard Wagner – The Operas

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Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen

Marek Janowski

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Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

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