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Robert Frankenberry leads a multi-faceted career as a tenor, pianist, and conductor. Although he began his vocal career as an actor singing comic roles, he has more recently performed such roles as Don Jose in Carmen, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the title roles in The Tales of Hoffmann and Don Carlo. Also active as a vocal recitalist, he performs regularly in New York for the Phoenix Concerts and PRISM Projects.  His credits in musical direction range from Sweeney Todd to La Clemenza di Tito, including the staged premiere of Daron Hagen’s Vera of Las Vegas. He has been assistant conductor for productions of Don Carlo, Poliuto, La Forza del Destino and Aida for Chicago’s DaCorneto Opera, and assisted Julius Rudel on Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s 2008 production of Lost in the Stars.  As a pianist, he performs both standard and contemporary chamber music, and is a member of IonSound, the Music On the Edge Chamber Orchestra, and New York’s Phoenix Players. He has premiered more than 150 works by living composers.

Role: Classical Artist 
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