As a Professional Fellow with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Robert Cardwell made his role debut as Friedrich Bhaer in Mark Adamo’s Little Women.
Robert has sung leading roles with companies and organizations such as the Amarillo Opera, Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, The Sherman Symphony, Soma International Foundation, and Central Florida Lyric Opera. His operatic roles include Tonio (I Pagliacci), Zeta (The Merry Widow), Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance), Germont and Baron Douphol (La Traviata), and the title roles in Gianni Schicchi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni, and Le nozze di Figaro.
Robert is a winner of the ‘Robin Angly & Miles Smith Award’ in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, winner of the ‘Edward Baird Singer of the Year’ Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
Equally at home on the concert stage, Robert has served as the Baritone/Bass soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s The Messiah, Stainer’s The Crucifixion, and Dubois’ The Seven Last Words with churches and organizations throughout Texas. Currently, Robert is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of North Texas and serves on the faculties of Wayland Baptist University and West Texas A&M University.