Robert Honeysucker

Robert Honeysucker, baritone, has thrilled audiences in recital, oratorio, and opera performances both here and abroad. Opera performances include Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Falstaff with the Boston Lyric Opera, and appearances with the opera companies of Sacramento, Delaware, Tulsa Kansas City, Utah, Fort Worth, and the Opera Company of Boston.

Overseas, Mr. Honeysucker sang the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and the title roles in Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville at the Mercury Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand, the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at the Theatre des Westens in Berlin, and was featured in the world premiere of Icarus by Paul Earls in Linz, Austria.

Among his numerous appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Honeysucker has appeared in The Rake's Progress, and as bass soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Seiji Ozawa in celebration of his 25th season as Music Director. He has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas at Great Woods, and has appeared as soloist with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony, as well as in numerous recitals in Europe and Australia, and also with the Tokyo Symphony and the Telemann Chamber Orchestra in Osaka, Japan. Mr. Honeysucker has also performed with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under Harry Ellis Dickson, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart.

Mr. Honeysucker is a co-founder of the Jubilee Trio, which presents American art songs, including those by under-performed African-American composers. His recordings include a Jenny Lind CD with soprano Elizabeth Parcells (Northeastern Records) and three Videmus discs: 'Music of William Grant Still' (New World), 'Watch and Pray' (Koch International), and 'More Still' (Cambria).

Mr. Honeysucker was named Musician of the Year by Boston Globe critic Richard Dyer in 1995.

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