Robert Osborne

Adjunct Artist in Music

Bass-baritone Robert Osborne has long been an admired favorite on the American orchestral-concert scene, while equally establishing himself as a respected operatic artist. During his eight-city tour of the United States as King George III in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King the New York Times headlined him as “A Singer Who Goes All the Way” and hailed his “thrilling performance both vocally and dramatically.” He has performed operas in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Merkin Hall, Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris, the Roman Amphitheater in Lyon, Hubble Theatre in Berlin, and Royce Theatre in Los Angeles, while singing major roles in six premiere CD’s for Albany, ECM, Arabesque, Wergo and Koch. He has performed over fifty roles with the Santa Fe Opera; Los Angeles Opera; Singapore Symphony; Houston Grand Opera; Ridge Theater; Mabou Mines; Opera Orchestra of New York; Guthrie Theatre; Vermont Symphony; Concert Royal Baroque Opera; Artek; Vineyard Opera; Rockland Opera; Berkshire Opera; and the Opera Ensemble of New York. In the musical theatre repertoire, he has appeared in four City Center Encore! productions, in the Bernstein at 70! Gala from Tanglewood, the Tilson Thomas 50th Gala in Miami, and in the BAM Salutes Sondheim Gala.

BA, Wesleyan University; MA, MM, PhD, Yale University
At Vassar since 1997


Skinner Hall
Box 18

Departments and Programs


MUSI 63 Voice
MUSI 163 Voice
MUSI 263 Voice
MUSI 363 Voice
MUSI 380 4th Year Instruction


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