Baritone Robert E. Mellon is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music with a masters in classical voice. Robert was the winner of two prestigious Manhattan School of Music competitions; first prize in the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition and first prize in the Ades Vocal Competition during the 2010-2011 academic year. Robert is also the recipient of the Mae Zenke Orvis Endowed Opera Scholarship and the Edgar Foster Daniels Scholarship in Voice at Manhattan School of Music.
Recent work includes Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) with PORTopera in Portland, Maine, Escamillo (LaTragédie de Carmen) Commissario (Madama Butterfly) and Cascada (the Merry Widow) with Shreveport Opera, the Corporal (La Fille du Régiment) and The Man (Café Vienna) with PortOpera in Portland, Maine; Tio Sarvaor (La Vida Breve), Falstaff (Falstaff), Rev. Winemiller (Summer and Smoke), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Monterone (Rigoletto) and Eumée (Pénélope) with the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater; Apollo (L’Egisto), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi) and Ivan (The Sailor Boy and the Falcon) with the Crane School of Music Opera Theater. Concert work includes Mussorgsky’s The Songs and Dances of Death with the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia; the Duruflé Requiem, a world premier work entitled Sing and the Bach Magnificat with the Crane School of Music Symphony Orchestra; the symphonic telling of the Polar Express with the Orchestra of Northern New York.