Robert Riordan is a versatile performer on grand mainstages and intimate cabaret venues. He is making his debut with Lyric Opera of the North as several Daters in Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! and as the Father/Witch in Little Opera of the North’s touring production of Hansel and Gretel. Additionally in the 2022-23 season he will perform the role of Nettuno in Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero with Opera Reading Project and the Customs Officer in La bohème with Minnesota Opera. Past role credits include Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, covering the title role and singing Gremin/Zaretsky/Captain in Eugene Onegin, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, and Top in the Bulgarian premiere of The Tender Land.
In 2021 Robert produced his first benefit recital which featured music inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote. The recital raised over $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association to continue their mission of care, support, and research. Robert has been selected as a Vocal Fellow with Lakes Area Music Festival, a Tomita Young Artist with Finger Lakes Opera, and an Apprentice Artist with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He holds a MM in Voice Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a BM from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.