Robert William Corl, Tenor
Robert Corl holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Degree in Opera Performance from Temple University. As principal tenor for the Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company in Philadelphia, and Opera Pacifica in Olympia, he has sung leading roles in many operas, including La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Il Tabarro, Benvenuto Cellini, The Beggars Opera, Madame Butterfly, Manon, The Magic Flute, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Turandot and Werther. He has prepared roles with such notable opera coaches as Robert Lawrence and Nico Castel. His opera and operetta directing credits include The Marriage of Figaro and The Mikado, and he directed the stage play, Auntie Mame. Robert has performed numerous principal roles in broadway musicals and operettas including HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, Princess Ida, Ruddigore, Trial by Jury, Oliver, The Music Man, Showboat, and Guys and Dolls. He starred as Tevye in SPSCC's 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and as Max Bialystock in their 2009 production of the Mel Brook's hit, The Producers. Robert has recorded a CD of a dozen world famous tenor arias, An American Tenor in China, with the China Opera and Dance Symphony (conducted by Claudia Simpson-Jones in Beijing, China) and completed an engagement singing opera under contract at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Robert recently starred in an independent film, The Prince of Arthur Avenue, as mafia Don, Frank Bernardo, based on a story by former NYPD detective, Pat Piciarelli. He currently performs live (vocals and guitar) and teaches voice and jazz/blues/country guitar at The Triad Theater, in Yelm, Washington (www.thetriadtheater.com), where he serves as the Production Manager.