American tenor Robert Watson, a native of Kansas City, made his professional debut as a Noble in Wagner’s Lohengrin with San Francisco Opera. The following season, Watson returned to SFO to create the role of Henry Cox in the world premiere of Picker’s Dolores Claiborne.
Watson is a member of the ensemble of Deutsche Oper Berlin where he has performed a multitude of roles including Hoffmann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Erik in Der Fliegende Hollaender, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Ismaele in Nabucco, Grigori in Boris Godunov and Einsam in Verdi's Messa di Requiem.
Watson has sung with numerous opera companies including Fort Worth Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Orchestra Montpellier and Opera Lille, Staatstheater Klagenfurt as well as Merola Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Palm Beach Opera as a young artist.
Watson has appeared in concert as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony, and in Verdi's Requiem with the Florence Masterwork's Choral Society. He has performed in recital at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
Watson attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of Oklahoma City University Bass School of Music.