Some of the most recent engagements for Robert Getchell include Bach's Matthäus-Passion with conductor Peter Dijkstra and the Netherlands Bach Society, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor as well as Mozart’s Requiem with conductor Philippe Herreweghe, Damon in the opera Acis and Galatea in the Granada Early Music Festival and a staged production of John Blow's Venus and Adonis at the Grand Théatre de Luxembourg, Paris Opéra Comique, L'Opéra de Lille and le Théatre de Caen.
Season 2016-2017 will add the role of Damon in La Double Coquette, a contemporary revision of Antoine Dauvergne’s opera comique La Coquette Trompée (1753) by Gérard Pesson, touring in Europe, the United States and South America, J.H. Schein's Israelsbrünnlein European tour with Collegium Vocale Gent and conductor Philippe Herreweghe, a CD recording for Harmonia Mundi France and various concerts with J.C. Malgoire, Skip Sempé, Stephan MacLeod to name a few.
Past appearences include a.o. the role of La Furie in Lully’s Isis with Hugo Reyne, Astolphe in Lully’s Roland, Mercure in Lully's Persée, The Chamberlin in Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and the title role in Le Clair’s Scylla et Glaucus with Christophe Rousset. Other roles include Hyppolyte in Rameau´s Hyppolyte et Aricie, Le Chevalier in Gluck's Armide, Polinice in Sacchini´s Oedipe a Colone and Renaud in Lully’s Armide (the latter two recorded for Naxos).
Robert Getchell regularly performs with ensembles such as L’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and conductor Philippe Herreweghe, Les Talens Lyriques and Chritophe Rousset, Il Fondamento, Concerto Köln, Les Folies Françoises, La Stagione Frankfurt, The Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Al Ayre Español, and Le Concert des Nations with conductor Jordi Savall. He was a guest at numerous festivals such as Versailles, Ambronay, Fribourg, Beaune and Utrecht, and recorded numerous CD's with works by composers ranging from Charpentier and Mozart to Schubert, Mendelssohn and Poulenc. The latest recording was Haydn´s Die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze ( for Naïve Classique) with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Accentus Chamber Choir.
Robert Getchell began singing at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where he studied French and Spanish literature. In France he studied French baroque music at the 'Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles' and continued his studies with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory, specializing in early music interpretation with Howard Crook.
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