Professional Service

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing Northern Utah Chapter. Role: judge. Annual Competion. 03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
  • Brigham Young University School of Music. Role: Judge. Voice competition. 01/20/2018 - 01/20/2018
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing. Role: Judge and hosting assistance. California Western Regional Competition. 01/13/2018 - 01/14/2018
  • National Opera Association. Role: one of three national judges. National Opera Competition. 11/01/2017 - 11/30/2017
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing. Judge. 03/11/2017 - present
  • National Council Auditions New York Metropolitan Opera. Role: Adjudicator. North Dakota/Manitoba District auditions. 11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016
  • Jenson Foundations. Role: Judge. National Finals Competion. 05/20/2010 - 05/23/2010
  • New York Metropolitan Opera. Role: Judge. National Council Auditions. 01/11/2010 - 01/13/2010

Internal Service

  • Piano Search Committee member. Member, 01/01/2018 - 03/15/2018. Department service.
  • CFA casting conversation group. Member, 02/14/2017 - present. College service.
  • Voice Search Committee member. 01/01/2016 - 03/01/2016. Department service.
  • Virtuoso Series Committee. Member, 08/14/2014 - 04/30/2016. College service.
  • Voice search committee. Member, 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014. Department service.
  • Chair's Advisory Committee. Member, 01/01/2013 - present. Department service.
  • Re-imagining Kingsbury Hall Committee. member, 09/2012 - 05/2013. College service.
  • Director of Opera. Producer/Director, 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010. Department service.
  • Scheduling Committee. member, 01/01/2007 - present. Department service.
  • RPT Committee . 08/24/1997 - present. Department service.
  • Director of Opera: Responsibilities include production, planning, fund-raising, casting, direction, music preparation, public relations, . Director, 07/01/1992 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Hosted the Metropolitan Met auditions featuring guest masterclass with internationally acclaimed soprano Heidi Grant Murphy. 11/17/2018 - 11/19/2018
  • Hosted Deb Birnbaum masterclass in conjunction with Utah Opera. 09/07/2018 - 09/07/2018
  • Maintained and supported a tight affiliation with Utah Opera. We named Michaella Ciprianni, the new Chorus Director of Utah Opera our own Chorus Director as she spent three sessions with our students working on Amahl and Christmas Carol. UU students joined the Utah Opera Young Artists for their Bernstein Concert at a concert downtown. There are many examples of how we're working together to provide opportunities for performance and learning for the students. Half of the chorus for this year's Utah Symphony production of Candide was made up of students and former students of the U. At the same time, I was able to perform as a guest soloist with Addison Marlow, a recent graduate who is now a Resident Artist with Utah Opera. Much more could be said about this affiliation but I'm not sure where to do it. 01/01/2017 - present
  • Hosted the Metropolitan Met auditions featuring guest masterclass with internationally acclaimed tenor Ben Heppner. 11/12/2016 - 11/14/2016
  • Host: Robert Tweeten, international conductor. Utah Opera guest conductor... Carmen. 10/07/2016 - 10/07/2016
  • Host: Daniel Belcher, guest artist with Utah Opera. Internationally renowned baritone. 01/15/2016 - 01/15/2016
  • Master classes in SLC, NATS, etc. 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Casting consultant Paradigm Chamber Orchestra, Sandy Symphony. 01/01/1994 - present
  • International Children's Choir Coach. 01/01/1993 - present

Outreach

  • Presented a masterclass to Jennifer Williamson's studio. Held at the Vocal Arts Center with Jeffrey Price. 02/20/2016 - 02/20/2016

Honors & Awards

  • 1st place tie M.T. Michelle Pederson and Addison Marlor 1st place Advanced: Elizabeth Peters 2nd place Advanced: Michelle Pederson 2nd Place Advanced College: Anna Hawkes 1st place: Advanced College: Addison Marlor . National Association of Teachers of Singing, 01/13/2018
  • Celebrate U award for creative research. University of Utah Marriot Library, 03/21/2016
  • Winners at State NATS competition. National Association of Teachers of Singing., 03/05/2016
  • State Competition-Graduate-Advanced 1st (Betty Jeanne Chipman Singer of the Year): Lisa Zimmerman 2nd: Lennika Wright 3rd: Genevieve Gannon. National Association of Singers Competition , 03/05/2016
  • Robert Breault's students won major awards the Cal Western Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition held in Las Vegas. Winners competed against singers from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Sophomore Michelle Dean won first place in her division while Ærin Loizos won an honorable mention. Second-year masters student Amber Stachitus won first place. 1st year masters student Mackenzie Matthews placed third. According to Dr. Breault; “This was a major event for our students. Not only did they represent the University of Utah in a spectacular way, they were also able to network with students and teachers from a wide array of top-notch programs. This was a fantastic learning experience for them and an indication of the high level of work our faculty and students are doing at the U.”. National Association of Teachers Regional Awards, 03/29/2014
  • DMA Melissa Heath placed second in the prestigious National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award division. DMA student Clara Hurtado Lee placed first and will compete at the National finals to be held in Boston with a chance to win more than $13,000 in prizes. Both are students of Robert Breault . National Association of Teachers Artist Award (Cal-Western) region, 03/29/2014
  • Winners College Lower Level 1st Aerin Loizos 3rd Michele Dean Winners Advanced Classical Level 1st Amber Stachitus 2nd Makenzie Matthews . National Association of Teachers of Sing Local Northern Utah Competition, 03/02/2014

In the Media

  • Channel Four KTVX Evening Show-featured interview. 11/27/2018.
  • Channel Four KTVX Noon Show featured interview. 11/26/2018.
  • The student audience laughed heartily at the jokes and goofy situations, but the real draw of this “Fledermaus” is its excellent singing. (Breault’s merciless parody of an Italian tenor amps up the laughs even more with a string of operatic in-jokes.) Salt Lake Tribune (Reese Newton), May 12, 2018 Utah Opera, Strauss Die Fledermaus. 05/12/2018.
  • “Veteran performer Robert Breault, well-cast as Alfred, spoke with a thick Italian accent and sang brief operatic snippets with gleaming tenor…” Opera News (Coleman), May 12, 2018 Utah Opera, Strauss Die Fledermaus. 05/12/2018.
  • Guest appearance on Channel four. 11/27/2017. http://www.good4utah.com/news/4pm-sponsored/two-cl...
  • Guest appearance on Channel 4 . 11/24/2017. http://www.good4utah.com/news/midday/experience-tw...
  • Review La Rondine. 04/22/2017. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=5206290&i...
  • Salt Lake Tribune feature article on La Rondine. 04/16/2017. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=5169630&i...
  • Fall Opera Preview Salt Lake Tribune. 11/27/2016. http://www.sltrib.com/home/4642286-155/amahl-teams...
  • ….stunning, lyrical interpretations of the reprises of “It Takes a Woman” and “Hello, Dolly!” The effortless arc through his head voice reveals a gentler side to Vandergelder that makes his character’s change of mood toward the end more believable than it is written. Utah Theatre Bloggers Association (Lewis), January 18, 2016 University of Utah Musical Theatre, Hello Dolly, Stewart and Herman. 02/18/2016. http://utahtheatrebloggers.com/22683/the-us-hello-...
  • Article in Salt Lake Magazine about UU and Paradigm Orchestra partnership with Joel Rosenberg. 02/08/2016. http://www.slmag.com/blog/2016/02/08/robert-breaul...
  • “Many of the principal singers engaged by Festival Opera are accomplished and this performance was no exception. Robert Breault was a mincing and pretentious Tenor. He sang Bacchus with some sweetness and much volume.” San Francisco Classical Voice (Tiee) July 13, 2015 Festival Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. 07/13/2015. https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/Festival-Opera/The-Sh...
  • “The role of Bacchus is written for a Wagnerian heldentenor, and Robert Breault filled the bill magnificently, singing with great power and intensity. He reminded me vocally, if not in stature, of a young James King, whom I heard sing this role in Munich in 1969. Othalie Graham’s Ariadne blossomed forth in response to the wooing of Bacchus; and the two lovers each declared themselves utterly transformed by the power of love – an ending seconded by Zerbinetta who gets the opera’s last word.” The Berkeley Daily Planet (MacBean), July 13, 2015 Festival Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. 07/13/2015. http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2015-07-0...
  • “…Robert Breault delivered Bacchus’ role with bright, consistent tone…” San Francisco Chronicle, (Ulrich) July 11, 2015 Festival Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. 07/11/2015. http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Festival-Opera...
  • “…Robert Breault delivered Bacchus’ role with bright, consistent tone…” San Francisco Chronicle, (Ulrich) July 11, 2015 Festival Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. 07/11/2015. http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Festival-Opera...
  • “The opening of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor on Apr. 18 (2015) was as satisfying an Edmonton Opera experience as I’ve had covering the company for a decade, as the curtain fell, the boisterous audience response must have been heartening….. Robert Breault brought a lover’s tenacity and a tenor’s heart to the role of Edgardo. By the time of the final repeat in his show-closing “Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali,” one felt he was leaving everything on the stage.” Opera Canada (Rankin), Summer, 2015 Edmonton Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti. 06/01/2015. http://www.operacanada.ca
  • “….the Memphis Symphony Chorus and the Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale elevated the final movement along with some staggeringly fine solos. Soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo soprano Angela Horn-Barrett, baritone Thomas Barrett and tenor Robert Breault delivered gorgeous vocals that made the spine tingle.” The Commercial Appeal (Sparks), May 7, 2015 Memphis Symphony, Beethoven 9th Symphony. 05/07/2015. http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/arts...
  • ... a commanding performance, his rich tenor filling the cavernous Jubilee to the delight of the audience. Edmonton Journal (Morris) April 19, 2015 Edmonton Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti. 04/19/2015. http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/music/ope...
  • “The other soloists – soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo soprano Ann McMahon Quintero and the excellent tenor Robert Breault – also sang with conviction and competence.” The Buffalo News (Kunz Goldman), March 21, 2015 “BPO delivers a masterful performance of Beethoven’s Ninth” The Buffalo Philharmonic, Beethoven 9th Symphony. 03/21/2015. http://www.buffalonews.com/gusto/concert-reviews/b...
  • “Choir and Orchestra of the Cathedral of the Madeleine: Craig Jessop has had a long history with the Cathedral of the Madeleine, and that relationship continued this year when he directed a fabulous performance of J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion. The work is dear to Jessop’s heart and his affinity for the music came through in his perceptive, nuanced and beautifully expressed account. Among the soloists, tenor Christopher Watson as the Evangelist and baritone Tyler Oliphant were remarkable, as were countertenor Miles Romney, bass John Buffett, soprano Rachel Morris and tenor Robert Breault.” (Tyler Oliphant, DMA student; Miles Romney and Rachel Morris, former students, University of Utah MM, graduates.) Salt Lake Magazine, January 5, 2015 St. John Passion chosen as one of the top 10 classical concerts of the year in Utah. 01/05/2015. http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/01/05/utahs-...
  • “Robert Breault, as Narraboth — singing the opera's opening phrase, ‘Wie schön ist die Prinzessin Salome heute Nacht’ (How beautiful Princess Salome is this evening) — projected his voice with clarion brightness, contributing better vocal definition than character development.” Opera News (Coleman), January, 2014 Utah Opera, Salome, Strauss. 01/01/2015. http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2014/...
  • Preview "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant". 11/20/2014. http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/1852432-155/st...
  • Preview "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" . 11/18/2014. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/the-u-s-lyric-ope...
  • “The University of Utah Opera Program, directed by tenor Robert Breault, will be bringing about 25 students to Moab's Star Hall on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. to assist in a production of “Trial by Jury” for the Moab Music Festival Finale, executive director Laura Brown said. Breault's career is highlighted by more than 200 performances with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony of Taiwan, and over 80 roles in a wide array of opera companies including the New York City Opera's productions of “Carmen”, “La Traviata”, and “Semele”. Opera News spoke highly of Breault, noting he made “an excellent impression, his mellifluous tenor boasting clarity of both tone and direction; clearly reveling in high notes, he sang with notable dynamic variety.” Preceding the play in the festival's finale will be three other performances: “English Folk Songs” by Benjamin Britten, “Phantasie Trio” by Alice Verne-Bredt, and “Piano Quintet in G minor” by Arnold Bax.”. 09/03/2014. http://www.moabsunnews.com/get_out_and_go/article_...
  • The featured work, though, is Gilbert and Sullivan’s one-act operetta Trial by Jury, the duo’s first unqualified success. Performing it will be tenor Robert Breault and members of his Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble. Directing will be Julie Wright-Costa, a colleague of Breault’s at the University of Utah’s opera department. Also taking part from the U. is pianist Jeffery Price. “The piece is a lot of fun. It’s a spoof of everything,” Breault said in an interview with Reichel Recommends. The plot is simple and ludicrous as only librettist William S. Gilbert could fashion. It revolves around a case of breach of promise of marriage which, after the usual antics, is finally resolved with the judge offering to marry the wronged lady himself. “None of the characters are warm hearted people,” said Breault, who sings the role of the Defendant, “but we still love them.” This will be Breault’s first G & S role. Wright-Costa, however, has had considerable experience with the G & S repertoire through her yearly engagements at the Ohio Light Opera. “That’s why I’m excited she has accepted the job to direct,” Breault said. Festival co-founder Michael Barrett, who will conduct the performance, wants the piece sung with an English accent, Breault said, but differently than native speakers would speak. “He wants to bring out the rhyming schemes. But we have to be careful and not overdo it, otherwise the audience will miss the clever lyrics.” Besides being his first Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, this performance also marks Breault’s debut at the Moab festival. “Michael wanted me to do it and some other pieces on the program,” Breault said. “Up to now I’ve always avoided singing with the students.” But he added that it’s been a great experience for him and for the young singers. “It’s been a unifying experience for my class,” he said. 09/02/2014. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/moab-festival-to-...
  • Masterclass announcment. 05/25/2014. http://sheboygansymphony.org/news/robert-breault-a...
  • The University of Utah’s Lyric Opera Ensemble is staging Humperdinck’s opera today and Saturday. It’s a production that captures the essence of the work and presents it in an engaging way that can captivate both young and old alike. It’s sung in English with sets and costumes by Utah Opera. Demaree Brown as Hansel and Amber Stachitus as Gretel. (Photo: Courtesy Robert Breault) Stage director Michael Scarola, who has been coming to the U. to direct opera for several years now, has done wonders with the staging. It’s a fairly tale setting that has some serious undertones, but done in such a manner as not to turn the story into something grim and sinister that would frighten young children. I attended Wednesday’s dress rehearsal with the same cast that will sing today’s performance. The leads were absolutely delightful. Demaree Brown and Amber Stachitus were charming as Hansel and Gretel, respectively. There was wonderful chemistry between them and they obviously had a blast doing these roles. Tyler Oliphant and Hayley Bell as the children’s parents were spot on in their interpretations. Both imbued their characterizations with credibility, as did Brown and Stachitus. Erin McOmber as the witch. (Photo: Courtesy Robert Breault) Erin McOmber played an eerie witch. She was ominous but not without some finely tuned humor in her characterization. Mackenzie Matthews as the Sandman and Ruth Ellis as the Dew Fairy were also wonderful in their roles. The kids of the International Children’s Choir were a delight as the witch’s captive children. And the dancers, who were the 14 angels watching over Hansel and Gretel as they slept in the forest, were a pleasure to see. The members of the Utah Philharmonia under Robert Baldwin played with finesse. This is really quite a mesmerizing — bewitching? — production that is entertaining and well worth seeing by children as well as adults. 04/18/2014. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/lyric-opera-ensem...
  • Hansel and Gretel preview. 04/17/2014. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/57828832-219/...
  • DELIGHTFUL ‘NOZZE DI FIGARO’ BY UTAH LYRIC OPERA AND PARADIGM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. 02/16/2014. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/delightful-nozze-...
  • PARADIGM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND UTAH LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE TO OFFER ‘LE NOZZE DI FIGARO’. 02/11/2014. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/paradigm-chamber-...
  • Collaboration nets ‘greatest-hits version of ‘Figaro’ . 02/07/2014. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/574664...
  • “Robert Breault, as Narraboth — singing the opera's opening phrase, "Wie schön ist die Prinzessin Salome heute Nacht" (How beautiful Princess Salome is this evening) — projected his voice with clarion brightness, contributing better vocal definition than character development.” Opera News . 01/01/2014.
  • University of Utah Opera Lyric Opera Ensemble "Falstaff" cited for Top-10 in Utah. 12/27/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/2013-was-great-ye...
  • “The star soloist of the evening had to be Robert Breault, though. I was quite amazed at how youthful he sounded and how supple his voice still is. He injected quite a bit of pitch-perfect bel canto and a whole lot of good nature pathos into his solo, and even managed to convince Maestro Masur and the orchestra to temper their tempo to avoid an acoustic train wreck.” Smorgzone. 12/25/2013. http://smorgzone.blogspot.com/2013_12_01_archive.h...
  • “A laudable quartet of soloists filled out the finale, led by stentorian baritone Richard Zeller and topped by soprano powerhouse Measha Breuggergrosman. Tenor Robert Breault and mezzo Elizabeth DeShong completed this vibrant vocal ensemble.”. 12/06/2013. http://www.sandiegostory.com/ken-david-masur-leads...
  • “An excellent solo quartet of mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and particularly baritone Richard Zeller and tenor Robert Breault, added some humanity to the proceedings, as did the San Diego Master Chorale….” . 12/06/2013. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Dec/06/san-die...
  • U.’S LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE OPERA SCENES CONCERT THIS WEEKEND . 11/20/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/u-s-lyric-opera-e...
  • “Tenor Robert Breault sang the title role. His clean, forceful diction and expressive delivery of the text brought Nicolas vividly to life through the retelling of various miracles performed by the saintly bishop.” Salt Lake Tribune. 11/19/2013. http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/57135250-219/ni...
  • “Tenor Robert Breault joined the ensemble and (Conductor) Glenn to sing the role of the adult Nicholas. He gave a magnificent account, singing with depth, feeling and conviction. His rich, lyrical voice captured the essence of the role. It was a vibrant and heartfelt portrayal.” Reichel Recommends . 11/18/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/heartfelt-perform...
  • Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir has the scoop on St. Nick. 11/15/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=28844734&...
  • Feature article on Melissa Heath, Doctoral Student, School of Music. 11/15/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/soprano-melissa-h...
  • Robert Breault, director of opera at the University of Utah, emanated great dramatic presence in his role as Narraboth. Reichel Recommends . 10/19/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/utah-opera-scores...
  • “Tenor Jon Fredric West as Salome’s lecherous stepfather/uncle, Herod; mezzo Victoria Livengood as her mother, Herodias; and tenor Robert Breault as Narraboth, the lovestruck captain of Herod’s guard, also turned in outstanding performances.” Salt Lake Tribune. 10/18/2013. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/570135...
  • “Also, from an economic point of view, a performance of this version may simply be more practical assuming, of course, that two voices as strong as those of tenor Robert Breault and baritone Richard Zeller can be found to accompany any ensemble.
Breault is outstanding, not only in the opening lied but also in the third and fifth movements, and he and Zeller sing with impeccable diction and passionate intensity. Their performances compare favorably to other artists such as tenor René Kollo and baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau who have done this work. In many respects, the singing is superior to other performed and recorded renditions, including the one this writer heard in Amsterdam with the Concertgebouw Orchestra some four months ago.” Artswatch . 09/02/2013. http://www.orartswatch.org/artswatch-guest-post-da...
  • “Breault fills the drinking songs with gusto and bravado of a man who feels that life is futile…..the passion of his delivery imbues the music with a firm sense of conviction.” . 08/19/2013. http://oregonmusicnews.com/2013/08/19/martingale-e...
  • Lyric Opera grows stronger with 'Falstaff' Review . 04/20/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=26399277&...
  • LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE DELIVERS OUTSTANDING ‘FALSTAFF’ . 04/19/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/lyric-opera-ensem...
  • U. opera program takes on ambitious 'Falstaff' Music • School of Music's reputation has grown, and with it recognition from professionals. 04/19/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=26326758&...
  • LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE TO BRING ‘FALSTAFF’ TO KINGSBURY HALL . 04/15/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/lyric-opera-ensem...
  • But opera is about the singing, and fortunately, Utah Opera has for the most part assembled a strong cast of singers. Leading off the cast is local tenor Robert Breault as Tamino. Breault has the right kind of vocal timbre and lightness to take on the part. His singing on opening night was light, lyrical and beautifully crafted and phrased. His acting is also of the caliber to bring credibility to the role. His “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” early in Act I was one of the highlights of the evening for the expressiveness and heartfelt emotions he brought to it. Reichel Recommends . 03/17/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/leads-deliver-in-...
  • “A beautifully cast trio of singers play the central roles: Salt Lake-based tenor Robert Breault as Tamino, the noble prince; soprano Anya Matanovic as Pamina, the brave princess; and baritone Daniel Belcher as Papageno, the simple birdcatcher. All excelled in Saturday’s opening performance. Breault sang with well-focused lyricism and invested Tamino with an innocence that made his emotional journey all the more relatable.” Salt Lake Tribune. 03/17/2013. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile2/56006994-218/...
  • “A vocally and dramatically well-matched trio of principles led the cast. Tenor Robert Breault, as Tamino, was in fine voice on opening night, his clarion tenor arching in sublime phrases during “Dies Bildnis.”” Opera News . 03/16/2013. http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2013/...
  • Utah Opera: Mozart's 'Magic Flute' a playful tale with lofty message Opera • Mozart's madcap mishmash of music, magic and Masonry comes to the Utah Opera stage. 03/14/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=25793851&...
  • ROBERT BREAULT LEADS CAST IN UTAH OPERA’S ‘DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE’ . 03/08/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/robert-breault-le...
  • Cited in article: Vive la différence: Onstage or on screen, 'Les Misérables' still a hit Music • Oscar-nominated film has its charms, but won't replace live theater, aficionados say. 02/26/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=25558917&...
  • UTAH LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE MESMERIZES WITH ‘DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE’ . 02/17/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/utah-lyric-opera-...
  • LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE AND PARADIGM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO COLLABORATE IN ‘DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE’. 02/12/2013. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/lyric-opera-ensem...
  • The enduring magic of Mozart's 'Flute' Opera • Students and community orchestra join forces. 02/12/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=25345783&...
  • Lesenger and his very solid principals — Barbara Shirvis (Manon), Robert Breault (des Grieux), Michael Chioldi (Lescaut) and Kevin Glavin (Geronte) — understood the tragic stakes of the love story and presented it in direct, visually sensible terms….The four leads delivered enjoyable, musically impressive performances, doubtless in the process imparting lessons in professionalism to CO’s Young Artists, cast in smaller and choral roles. Shirvis, making her local debut, and longtime CO favorite Breault didn’t look like teenagers; Shirvis’s handsome face and figure and Breault’s ardor soon made anyone who was listening forget the disparity….Breault supplied ringing climaxes and — as is his wont — phrased his music insightfully and expressively. All four leads handled the English translation pretty well, with Chioldi (and Breault when not pressed) exhibiting particularly sharp diction…..Clearly moved, the audience applauded demonstratively. Opera News (Shengold), October, 2012 Chautauqua Opera, Manon Lescaut, Puccini. 10/01/2012. http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2012/...
  • REMARKABLE GROUP OF SINGERS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS MAKE BERNSTEIN’S ‘TROUBLE IN TAHITI’ HIGHLIGHT OF SUNDAY’S MOAB FESTIVAL CONCERT . 09/11/2012. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/remarkable-group-...
  • “The work itself is worth the trip to Norton Hall. The four leading roles are all in the hands of serious American professionals who — even if not all ideally cast in some aspects of the score — deliver enjoyable and musically impressive performances, doubtless in the process imparting lessons to the company’s Young Artists appearing in smaller and choral roles….The singers, and conductor James Meena, all come from the highest echelons of North America regional opera….and in all cases have virtues and strengths that deserve wider career profiles…The leads do not look like the teenagers they’re portraying. If they were teenagers, they wouldn’t make it through Act 1. Shirvis’ handsome figure and Breault’s ardor soon make anyone listening to the music forget the disparity….Breault can supply ringing climaxes, and much of his phrasing is insightful and expressive…Chautauqua audience seemed to react just like those I saw in Freiburg, Germany, and Philadelphia: amused but a little puzzled after Act I; happy enough after Act 2 with its great, wrenching love duet; offering a huge ovation after the truly great ensemble scene and Des Grieux’s impassioned plea to join Manon (Breault really pulls out the stops here) that ends Act 3; and in tears for Act 4 (Shirvis acts and phrases the tricky “Sola, perduta abbandonata” with great skill). Chautauqua Opera’s leads offer a level of commitment and professional savoir-faire that you might not be privileged to see soon on many of the world’s “great” opera stages. And Puccini’s first masterpiece still packs a punch.” Chautauquan Daily (Shengold) “Impressive leads make ‘Manon Lescaut’ highly worthwhile.”, July 30 2012 Chautauqua Opera, Manon Lescaut, Puccini. 07/30/2012. http://chqdaily.com/2012/07/30/impressive-leads-ma...
  • “Tenor Robert Breault has come to be known at Chautauqua for a sweet and expressive voice, capable of swelling to enormous power, and his performance as des Grieux, Manon's young lover, was certainly no exception.” Jamestown Post-Journal “Chautauqua Opera Performs ‘Manon Lescaut’”, July 26, 2012 Chautauqua Opera, Manon Lescaut, Puccini. 07/26/2012. http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id...
  • “The three soloists were exemplary, all projecting fine tonal focus and clean articulation. But more than that, in both solos and ensembles they had the colloquial delivery of the natural storyteller and always placed themselves at the service of the music…Tenor Robert Breault as the angel Uriel sang many of the connecting recitatives and arias with commanding declamation that managed to retain an engagingly committed narrative projection.” Buffalo News (Trotter) “A masterpiece, handled masterfully”, April 1, 2012 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Creation, Haydn. 04/01/2012. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-31057964.html
  • “The entrance of tenor Robert Breault, who performed Verdi's Requiem at Knowles Chapel last year, was a breath of fresh air for the music. His antiphonal sequence with the choir during 'The Agony in the Garden' was arresting, followed by a beautiful aria.” Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Examiner (Meneses) “The Glory of Bach St. Matthew Passion” March 5, 2012 Florida Bach Festival, St. Matthew Passion, Bach. 03/05/2012.
  • “Of the soloists, tenor Robert Breault gave the most polished performance; his laser-focused pianissimos were most impressive, and his use of ornamentation was always tasteful.” Salt Lake Tribune (Reese Newton) “Utah Voices sings ‘Messiah’ with spirit conviction” December 13, 2011 Utah Voices, Messiah, Handel. 12/13/2011. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/5310337...
  • “The ardent vocal quartet was grounded in Richard Zellner’s stentorian baritone and capped by Heidi Grant Murphy’s gleaming soprano. Mezzo Suzanne Mentzer and tenor Robert Breault, who was the incisive tenor soloist in the Symphony’s 2009 performance of the Ninth, matched the strength if not the bright colors of the outer voices.” SanDiego.com (Herman) “John Nelson Conducts Beethoven's Ninth with Symphony An exuberant, compelling account” December 12, 2011 San Diego Symphony, Ninth Symphony, Beethoven. 12/12/2011. http://local.sandiego.com/arts/john-nelson-conduct...
  • “When Bass Richard Zeller opened the vocal section, his voice filled the hall. Symphony Hall is a tough venue for soloists but this quartet marshaled their voices and "painted the back wall". Robert Breault handled the impossible tenor solo as well as could ever be expected. It is a brutal piece of music to sing.” San Diego Reader (Harris) December 12, 2011 San Diego Symphony, Ninth Symphony, Beethoven. 12/12/2011. http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/publication/?...
  • Tenor Robert Breault, with Jeffrey Price at the piano, brought his usual professionalism to the song “Adelaide” and the song cycle “An die ferne Geliebte (To the Immortal Beloved).” The latter set of songs, addressed to the mysterious woman Beethoven considered the love of his life, poignantly balances longing and resignation — and the sensitively phrased performance by Breault and Price delivered both these qualities. Salt Lake Tribune (Reese Newton) November 13, 2011 Nova Concert Series, Salt Lake City, Adelaide and An die ferne Geliebte, Beethoven. 11/13/2011. http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/p...
  • Adelaide is a wonderfully lyrical piece, and Breault captured the character of the music in his nuanced account. His singing was expressive and fluid. The same was also true for An die ferne Geliebte. The yearning and tenderness expressed in the words and music was brought to the fore in Breault’s treatment. His singing was beautifully phrased and delivered, and both he and Price brought out the nuances of the music in their perceptive and thoughtful collaborative interpretation. Reichel Recommends (Reichel) November 13, 2011 Nova Concert Series, Salt Lake City, Adelaide and An die ferne Geliebte, Beethoven. 11/13/2011. http://www.reichelrecommends.com/?p=1815
  • “The soloists were superb. Tenor Robert Breault got the first spotlight and delivered a warm interpretation throughout, with a warm and sweet tone which was absolutely pleasing.” Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Examiner (Meneses) October 24, 2011 Florida Bach Festival, Requiem, Verdi. 10/24/2011.
  • “The well-blended soloists, Dominique Labelle, Jamie Barton, Bruce Sledge, Robert Breault and Evan Hughes, although used sparingly, did everything Schubert and Ling asked.” San Diego Union Tribune (Chute) “San Diego Master Chorale delivers slice of heaven” February 12, 2011 San Diego Symphony, Mass in Eb, Schubert. 02/12/2011. https://www.utsandiego.com/news/2011/feb/12/san-di...
  • “Tenor Robert Breault made his EO (Edmonton Opera) debut with distinction as the Duke of Mantua. He looks the part of a man who can seduce women with more than just his power and wealth, and he has a lustrous voice. I hope the company puts him at the top of the list for future ventures calling for an excellent voice with an attractive masculine presence.” Opera Canada (Rankin) January, 2010 Edmonton Opera, Rigoletto, Verdi. 01/01/2010.
  • Opera News review. 2009.
  • Opera Canada. 2009.
  • Opera News article. 2007.