Robin Blaze counter-tenor
Robin Blaze is now established in the front rank of interpreters of Purcell, Bach and Handel, and his career has taken him to concert halls and festivals in Europe, North and South America, Japan and Australia. His opera engagements have included Athamas in Semele at Covent Garden; Didymus in Theodora for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Arsamenes in Xerxes, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamor in Jephtha for English National Opera; and Bertarido in Rodelinda at the Göttingen Handel Festival.
He works with many distinguished conductors in the early-music field: Harry Christophers, Emmanuelle Haïm, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Ton Koopman, Paul Goodwin, Gustav Leonhardt, Robert King, Nicholas Kraemer, Sir Charles Mackerras, Trevor Pinnock and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. His work with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan has been particularly praised by critics: the two latest CD releases, Bach’s B Minor Mass and the three solo counter-tenor cantatas, have been described as “heart-stopping” in Gramophone.