Robert Kerr’s foundation in opera began in musical theater. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote of his Falstaff: “He made words matter and conveyed the self-delusion of this likable laughingstock… “
Recent and upcoming: Robert Kerr returned to Japan for engagements in performances of Requiem by Minoru Miki in Natori and reprising the work at Rose Theater at Lincoln Center. He was he Germont in La traviata with the Arroyo Foundation; concerts with the Columbus Symphony; covered the role of the King in El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera; was soloist with the New York City Opera Orchestra in a Japan tour of Carmina Burana and sang Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Columbus. In 2017 he returned to Rose Theater with Maestro Atsushi Yamada and the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York in a Verdi concert and sang Pooh-Bah in The Mikado with Performance Santa Fe!; and, was the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Project Columbus. This season Mr. Kerr was heard as Germont with the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York at Lincoln Center; and sang the King in Aida with Opera Columbus.
Past roles include: Scarpia in Tosca, Secret Police Agent in The Consul, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Germont in La traviata, Ford in Falstaff, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, Marullo in Rigoletto, Danieli in Das Liebesverbot, Commissario in Madama Butterfly; and, Keeper of the Madhouse in The Rake’s Progress. Mr. Kerr has sung King Hildebrand in Princess Ida with So. Ohio Light Opera; he was engaged by Opera Memphis as the Sacristan and Jailer in Tosca; and, sang Carmina Burana with the Las Cruces Symphony and El Paso Chorale.