Robert Gambill

Biography

American tenor Robert Gambill established a successful operatic career as a lyric tenor in the 1980s before shifting to the dramatic tenor repertory in 1995.

He was an exchange student studying German language and literature. After graduation from the University of Hamburg in 1976 he continued with vocal studies he had begun at Hamburg's Music Academy.

He received engagements at La Scala in Milan, Frankfurt, and Geneva while
Read more studying. He joined the Wiesbaden State Theater in 1981, remaining through 1983.

From 1984 to 1987, he was a member of the Zurich Opera. After that he performed regularly at leading opera houses such as the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Paris, Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, and major houses of Moscow, Berlin, and elsewhere.

Further study and maturity of his voice took him from the lyric repertory to the dramatic. He began with The Painter in Berg's Lulu at the Salzburg Festival and Narraboth in Strauss' Salome at Stuttgart and London. He sang the title roles of Offenbach's Barb-Bleue, Weber's Oberon, and Wagner's Parsifal, and other roles such as Max in Der Freischütz, and Florestan in Fidelio. He is also a prominent concert singer, with Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, and Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in his repertory. He has recorded Rossini's Stabat Mater, Stockhausen's Donnerstag als Lichtt, several Händel roles, and Graun's Cesare e Cleopatra. Read less
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  • 1.
    Strauss: Elektra / Theorin, Meier, Westbroaek, Pape, Gatti [blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 108110 Release Date: 06/24/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Iréne Theorin,  Waltraud Meier,  René Pape,  Eva-Maria Westbroek  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
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  • 2.
    Richard Strauss: Complete Operas
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002013902 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 33
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Anneliese Rothenberger,  Cäcilie Reich,  Eva Maria Rogner,  Ira Malaniuk  ... 
    Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Karl Böhm,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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  • 3.
    Opera Baroque
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908658 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 42
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Pier Francesco Cavalli,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Jean-Baptiste Lully  ... 
    Performer:  Graciela Oddone,  Simon Keenlyside,  Juanita Lascarro,  Martina Dike  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Concerto Vocale,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin  ... 
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    Sawallisch Conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Haydn, Schubert, Orff
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 12041 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Jan Pospichal,  Ernst Weissensteiner,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Wolfgang Klos  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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  • 5.
    The Wagner Collection - Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Rienzi  [6-DVD Set]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107527 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Georg Tichy,  Cheryl Studer,  Placido Domingo,  Hartmut Welker  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Philippe Jordan,  Sebastian Lang-Lessing
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Chorus,  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 6.
    Wagner Edition [25 DVD Set]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1095 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Oliver Ringelhahn,  Marina Prudenskaja,  Catherine Naglestad,  Marco Jentzsch  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen,  Bertrand De Billy,  Vladimir Jurowski,  Kent Nagano  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra  ... 
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  • 7.
    Solti Conducts The Strauss Operas [15-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001746102 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Waldemar Kmentt,  Hilde Gueden,  Eberhard Wächter,  Wilhelm Lenninger  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 8.
    Handel: Messiah / Marriner, Popp,  Fassbaender,  Gambill,   Holl
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 0882892 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Robert Holl,  Robert Gambill,  Fassbaender
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Choral Works - Bach, Biber, Brahms, Faure, Krenek, Mahler, Monteverdi
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908520 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gabriel Fauré,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Brett,  Ingrid Schmithüsen,  Peter Kooy,  Howard Crook  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  Marcus Creed,  Kent Nagano,  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Musique Oblique,  Les Petits Chanteurs de St. Louis  ... 
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  • 10.
    Baroque Christmas: Bach, Handel
    Label: Cct   Catalog: 78165 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Robert Gambill,  Robert Holl,  Lucia Popp,  Brigitte Fassbaender  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Philip Ledger
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  South German Radio Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 11.
    Magic Moments Of Opera
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107515 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Isobel Buchanan,  Placido Domingo,  Elena Obraztsova,  Yuri Mazurok  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Paris National Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Nagano, Deutsches So Berlin
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501858 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Sophie Koch,  Sylvia Greenberg,  Sally Matthews,  Lynne Dawson  ... 
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,  Windsbach Boys Choir,  Middle German Radio Chorus Leipzig
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  • 13.
    Strauss: Elektra / Gatti, Pape, Theorin, Meier, Westbroek, Gambill
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101559 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Robert Gambill,  Waltraud Meier,  Iréne Theorin,  Eva-Maria Westbroek  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Strauss: Elektra / Gatti, Pape, Theorin, Meier, Westbroek, Gambill [blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101560 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Eva-Maria Westbroek,  Robert Gambill,  René Pape,  Waltraud Meier  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
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  • 15.
    Best Of Symphonic Lehar
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777639 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Franz Lehár
    Performer:  Volker Worlitzsch,  Robert Gambill,  Volker Banfield,  Latica Honda-Rosenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Michail Jurowski,  Klauspeter Seibel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Hannover
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  • 16.
    Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Zagrosek, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2057368 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Wolfgang Probst,  Esa Ruuttunen,  Roland Bracht,  Phillip Ens  ... 
    Conductor:  Lothar Zagrosek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Schumann: Das Paradies Und Die Peri  / Jordan, Wiens, Herman, Pregardian
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 3110 Release Date: 08/10/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Anne Gjevang,  Edith Wiens,  Robert Gambill,  Sylvia Herman  ... 
    Conductor:  Armin Jordan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Haydn: The Seasons / Ziesak, Gambill, Muff, Sawallisch
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 7020 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Ruth Ziesak,  Alfred Muff,  Robert Gambill
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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  • 19.
    Wagner: Tannhauser / Gambill, Meier, Jordan [blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101352 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Waltraud Meier,  Camilla Nylund,  Stephen Milling,  Roman Trekel  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonia Choir
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  • 20.
    Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Belohlavek, Stemme, Gambill, Skovhus [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7039 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Stephen Gadd,  Timothy Robinson,  Nina Stemme,  Katarina Karnéus  ... 
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
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  • 21.
    Puccini: Manon Lescaut Highlights / Sinopoli, Freni, Bruson, Domingo
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469589 Release Date: 10/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Mirella Freni,  Placido Domingo,  Renato Bruson,  Robert Gambill  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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  • 22.
    Best Tenor Voices 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 06701 Release Date: 10/06/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Francesco Cilèa,  Umberto Giordano,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Franco Corelli,  Corinna Vozza,  Adriana Lazzarini,  Rolando Villazón  ... 
    Conductor:  Gabriele Santini,  Marcello Viotti,  Umberto Berrettoni,  Alain Lombard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    100 Best Tenor Arias
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 242720 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Wagner,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  José Carreras,  Fritz Wunderlich,  Siegfried Jerusalem,  Peter Haage  ... 
    Conductor:  Jacques Delacôte,  Berislav Klobucar,  Bernard Haitink,  Heinz Wallberg  ... 
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  • 24.
    Wagner: Tannhäuser / Gambill, Nylund, Meier, Jordan
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101351 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Stephen Milling,  Robert Gambill,  Waltraud Meier,  Roman Trekel  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Chorus,  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
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    Wagner: Die Walkure / Rattle, Johansson, Westbroek [Blu-ray]
    Label: Bel Air Classiques   Catalog: 434 Release Date: 11/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Robert Gambill,  Lilli Paasikivi,  Eva Johansson,  Eva-Maria Westbroek  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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