Robert Tucker

Robert Tucker

The King

Born in Australia and raised in Dunedin, Baritone Robert Tucker completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Otago in 2004 and spent time living in Australia and the UK before returning to New Zealand in 2012. He was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio in 2005 and is a current Freemasons Opera Scholar with New Zealand Opera. Earlier this year Robert played Baron Douphol in NZ Opera’s Christchurch season of La traviata and Tommo in the new chamber opera from Ross Harris and Vincent O’Sullivan, Brass Poppies, a New Zealand Festival, Auckland Arts Festival and NZ Opera co-production. Other roles include Yamadori/ Sharpless (cover): Madama Butterfly; Masetto: Don Giovanni; Schaunard: La bohème; Baron Douphol: La traviata (cover); Noah: Noye’s Fludde (NZO); Ford: Falstaff (IFAC Opera Japan); Count Almaviva: The Marriage of Figaro (English Chamber Opera); Morales: Carmen (Scottish Opera, AOS); Guglielmo: Così fan tutte  (Australian Opera Studio, Opera Otago); Papageno: Die Zauberflöte; Harlequin: Ariadne auf Naxos; Lescaut: Manon; Mr Peachum: The Threepenny Opera; Garibaldo: Rodelinda (AOS); Opera Highlights tour (Scottish Opera). He has also made is film debut as Mr. Peacock in the short film Mr. Peacocks Day based on the short story by Katherine Mansfield.

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