Robbie Haylett obtained his undergraduate Music degree at Girton College, University of Cambridge, in 2014. During his study period he sang as a choral scholar under the directorship of Nicholas Mulroy, as a member of and soloist with the University Chamber Choir (performing work from Beethoven 'Missa Solemnis', to Stravinsky 'Les Noces', under conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington and Tim Brown), as a recitalist, and as a soloist with Cambridge University Opera Society. He has now established himself as a teacher and singer based in Islington, London.
Previous roles include Dancaïro ('Carmen', Bizet) for Kentish Opera, Mathieu ('Andrea Chénier', Giordano) for Midsummer Opera, The Traveller ('Curlew River', Britten) for CUOS, Doctor P ('The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat', Nyman) with the Façade Ensemble, and, in concert/scenes performances, Orféo (Monteverdi), Don Giovanni and Count Almaviva. A devotee of new and contemporary music, he has given the World Premiere of Rhiannon Randle's 'Temptations' (playing Israelite Father) and her 'Kalthertzige' (cycle for baritone and strings), David Earl's 'Strange Ghost' (singing the roles of Dudley Ward and Frederick Kelly as well as substantial chorus work), and Louis D'Heudieres' 'various interpretations of utopian music''; UK premieres include Jeremy Thurlow's 'Over The Frost' (consort and solo performance with chamber ensemble) and Brahms' arrangement of JS Bach's Cantata BWV 21 for strings.
On the concert stage, Robbie has made solo appearances in some staples of the repertory, including Fauré, Duruflé, and Brahms Requiems, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Bach's St John Passion and Haydn's Creation.
In recital, Robbie has performed works by composers that include Eisler, Debussy, Mahler, Barber, Fauré, Poulenc, Brahms, Britten, Schubert, Robert Schumann, Beethoven, Strauss, Amy Beach, Libby Larsen, and Gurney. Recently he gave the UK premiere of Dai Fujikura's my letter to the world.
As a teacher, Robbie continues to work in several schools across the UK, teaches privately, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance Education course from Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Merit certification.
View Robbie's CV here.