Baritone Robert Gildon studied singing at Manhattan School of Music, New York, the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and the Britten Pears School at Snape. Recent work includes Orlando Gough’s Weather the Storm (Garsington Opera), Die Fledermaus at Iford Festival, La Fille du Regiment(Opera della luna at Buxton Festival), Moon Hares and The Fairy Queen Project (Orchestra Age of Enlightenment), Time Capsule Project (Grange Festival), Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet (New Sussex Opera), Beautiful World Opera and Water in the Desert Projects in Abu Dhabi, Villon in Ezra Pound’s Le Testament de Villon (London Contemporary Music Festival) Ariadne auf Naxos and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Garsington Opera) He has also performed roles for The Opera Group, London Symphony Orchestra, Grange Park Opera, Cambridge Handel Opera, Bampton Classical Opera and Pimlico Opera’s Prison Project.
Robert is passionate about educational work. He is part of the ENO Breathe team and regularly leads workshops for Streetwise Opera, The Mozartists and Grange Festival. He has a strong link to Britten Pears Arts and is currently working on their Participate and Skylarks programmes and will be working on Celebration later in the year. He lives in Suffolk with 4 dogs,15 goats,3 peacocks, chickens, bees and a tortoise.