Roberts, Eric

Born in North Wales, Eric graduated in Fine Art at Manchester before winning a scholarship to study singing at the Royal Manchester College of Music. His operatic debut was as Papageno with Welsh National Opera, and he has since sung with all the major British companies as well as in America, Canada, Australia and Europe gaining an enviable reputation as one of Britain's leading singing actors. His roles have included Dr Bartolo (Barbiere), Don Magnifico (Cenerentola), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dulcamara (L'Elisir), Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier), Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Redburn (Billy Budd), Sir Robert Cecil (Gloriana), Fieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini), Trinity Moses (Mahagonny), Franke (Fledermaus), Paolo (Boccanegra), Jack Point (Yeomen of the Guard), Koko (Mikado), Maj.Gen.Stanley (Pirates of Penzance), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady) and many others.

His one-man show "GG" based on the life of the Victorian entertainer and author George Grossmith has been enjoyed on both sides of the Atlantic.Eric's recording credits include PACIFIC OVERTURES Sony, MIKADO Sony, PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sony, THE DUENNA Chandos, as well as the Emmy award-winning film GLORIANA now available as a DVD. His future plans include performing one of his favourite roles - Dr Bartolo - with Welsh National Opera and Don Magnifico in Cenerentola in New Zealand.