Bass Robert Ellsworth Feng is is a born collaborator who creates powerful performances with artists of all mediums.
Robert is the recipient of the George Woodhead Prize in Voice and the Peabody Career Development Award, placed second in the New York Classical Music Society International Voice Competition, and third in the Lyra Mozart International Voice Competition.
Performance highlights include Don Giovanni (Il Commendatore) with /Kor/ Productions, The Mikado (Ko-Ko) with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Street Scene (Henry Davis) with Social Distance Opera/Barn Opera, Tobias Picker’s Emmeline (Pastor Avery) with Manhattan School of Music, La traviata (Dottore Grenvil) and Les pêcheurs de perles (Nourabad) with Thomas Muraco’s Opera Repertoire Ensemble, La sonnambula (Count Rodolfo), Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso) and I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Capellio) with Opera Alchemy, Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro) and Le nozze di Figaro (Bartolo) with Manhattan Opera Studio, La favorite (Balthazar) with NY Opera Forum, Prince Igor (Khan Konchak) with Russian Opera Workshop, Le nozze di Figaro (Bartolo) with Berlin Opera Academy, Die Zauberflöte (Speaker) with Chicago Summer Opera, and Massenet’s Chérubin (Le Philosophe) and Le nozze di Figaro (Antonio) with Peabody Conservatory. Not limited to performing standard repertoire, Mr.Feng has premiered new works including Tony Small’s operetta Qadar, Nick Peros’ monodrama Lamentation of Ruin, and most recently with Christman Opera in their Voices Rising Voices series. Robert has also been a featured artist for Tony Small's Virtual Masterclass series and The Kennedy Center’s annual holiday concert for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington in 2020.
Robert received his Bachelors degree at Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of William Sharp, his Masters degree at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Mark Oswald, and is an alumni of Seagle Music Colony. Mr.Feng is also a proud member of the Hawaii Opera Theatre Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio. Later this season, Robert will perform the roles of Nourabad in /Kor/ Productions’ Les pêcheurs de perles, Mr.Gascoigne in Opera Alchemy's The Fountain of Youth by Gladys Smuckler-Moskowitz, and Sarastro (cover) in The Lighthouse Opera Company’s Distant Flute (Die Zauberflöte).