Robert Hayward head and shoulders portrait in black and white

Robert Hayward


Robert Hayward made his professional opera debut singing Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne Touring Opera) in 1986.

Previously for ENO: Jupiter Orpheus in the UnderworldThe Caller The Mask of Orpheus, Commissioner of Police Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

Career Highlights

Robert has performed at the ROH, ENO, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Frankfurt Opera, Stuttgart Opera, WNO, Opera North, Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera in a wide repertoire, including Wotan Ring, Amfortas, Jokanaan, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, Mazeppa, Der fliegende Holländer, Falstaff, Macbeth, Iago, Scarpia, Marcello, Escamillo, Tomsky The Queen of Spades, Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress, Mandryka Arabella, Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande, Kurwenal, Prince Ivan Khovansky Khovanshchina, Simone A Florentine Tragedy and Telramund Lohengrin.

Recent/forthcoming engagements include: Fidelio, Moses und Aron, Khovanschina (WNO); The Makropulous Case, Peter Grimes, Die Walküre, Andrea Chénier, Jokanaan, Frank Maurrant Street Scene, Scarpia (Opera North); Lady Macbeth of Mstensk (ENO); Jokanaan (Northern Ireland Opera); title role Bluebeard’s Castle, Telramund (Frankfurt Opera); La damnation de Faust (Staatstheater Stuttgart); Mazeppa, Moses Moses und Aron (Komische Oper Berlin); Falstaff (Grange Festival); Bluebeard’s Castle (Scottish Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and in concert with the NYOGB). He had a great success performing Alberich Das Rheingold in concert (LPO/Jurowski) and will reprise this role in their future concert performances of Siegfried.

Last updated: 5th January 2024