Wednesday, July 2, 2014

UAO Profile: Robert Garner

Robert Garner
Union Avenue Opera welcomes back Baritone Robert Garner for La Traviata, in which he sings the role of Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father. Robert returns to St. Louis from New York City after singing Sharpless in last season's Madama Butterfly. In past UAO seasons, he has sung Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Ford in Falstaff, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro and Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Mr. Garner's career has taken him all over the country in a variety of opera companies including Opera Colorado, Mississippi Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Dayton Opera and Anchorage Opera. For several seasons, Robert has been a long-standing member of the Metropolitan Opera associate chorus (both in New York and on tour in Japan), performing in Aida, Don Carlo, Billy Budd and Götterdämmerung among many other operas.

Below is a video of Robert singing Germont's Act Two aria "Di Provenza il mar" from La Traviata.

La Traviata opens July 11th and runs July 12, 1819 at Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 314-361-2881.

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