BIOGRAPHY

An internationally active interpreter of art song, oratorio and opera, Robin Rice's operatic repertoire spans such diverse roles as Mozart's Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and the joyous Papageno in The Magic Flute, to Lee Hoiby's Vernon in Summer and Smoke. He has also performed the world premieres of Reynold's The Hollow Men, Rytel's Blake Songs, and Dmitriev's R.O.S. He also appeared as a soloist with the Northern Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Teplice, Czech Republic, Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

 

Mr. Rice is internationally acclaimed for his teaching. He has served as the Master Teacher with Utah’s Young Artist Apprentice Programs, San Diego Opera Ensemble, Florida Grand Opera's Young Artist Apprentice Program, Nightingale Opera Theatre Young Artists program, Pensacola Opera AIRS program and the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artists program. Rice has also taught at many prestigious summer programs such as the Amalfi Coast Music Program in Vietri sul Mare, Italy, the International Asian Opera Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan, the International Asian Opera Project in Kunming, China, the Up North Vocal Institute, and the International Opera Festival in Beijing, China.

 

In addition, Mr. Rice has given master class at Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Castellina in Chianti Vocal Workshop in Tuscany, Italy, Cullasaja Vocal Workshop in North Carolina, University of Colorado at Boulder, Rice University, Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Baylor University, and he was invited to give a series of master class in Taiwan; included Tung-hay University, Taipei Municipal University of Education and National Sun, Yet-sen University and Peking University.

 

Rice’s students have performed leading roles in major international opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges, Teatro Dell’Opera Roma, Washington National Opera and many have won numerous prestigious competitions. His students have also appeared in many apprentice programs; Santa Fe, San Francisco, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass and Wolf Trap.

 

He is on the faculty at The Ohio State University and gives master classes nationally and internationally. His book, Great Teachers on Great Singing will be published in 2017.

© 2015 by ROBIN RICE