Portrait2Robert Ogden was born in Harrogate (U.K.), read music as a choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge and studied opera at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Netherlands Opera Studio in Amsterdam. He was a finalist in the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Competition, the Royal Overseas League Competition and the Great Elm Competition and was awarded the prestigious Curtis Gold Medal for Singing.  He studies with Michael Chance and Dinah Harris.

Since his critically-acclaimed debut in the role of KREON in Rolf Liebermann's Medea for Stadttheater Bern, Switzerland in 2001, Robert has performed in major venues all over the world with conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Richard Hickox, Sir David Willcocks, Owain Arwel Hughes, Nicholas McGegan, Heinz Fricke and Richard Bradshaw, and orchestras including the Washington Opera Orchestra, the Belarus State Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brandenburger Sinfoniker.

Recent opera roles include ANDRONICO in Tamerlano (Handel) and ANTONIO in Gesualdo (Craig Armstrong) for Scottish Opera, the PAGE in Sly (Wolf-Ferrari) and SHEPHERD in Tosca for the Washington Opera in casts including Jose Carreras, Sherrill Milnes and Maria Guleghina, NIRENO in Giulio Cesare (Handel) for the Norwegian National Opera, DELFA in Giasone (Cavalli) for Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Austria, PTOLOMEO in Giulio Cesare (Handel) for the Handel Opera Society, ATHAMUS in Semele (Handel) in the Teatru Manoel, Valetta, Malta, OBERON in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) and RADAMISTO (Handel) for Opera North, the title roles in Orfeo (Glück) and Orlando (Handel) for Ryedale Festival and the world première of The Rosenhan Experiment (Tim Benjamin) at the South Bank Centre.

He also performs frequently in oratorio and recital from a wide repertoire that has included two world premières by Giles Swayne, most recently in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and has made several broadcasts on BBC, Australian, Japanese and German radio.

In 2004 Robert co-founded Landor Records, an award-winning independent classical record label. He is now artistic director of Northern Aldborough Festival.

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