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Robert Getchell began singing at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where he studied French and Spanish literature.

In France he studied French baroque music at the 'Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles' and continued his studies with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory, specializing in early music interpretation with Howard Crook.

In Europe Robert Getchell is a frequently requested soloist, performing with many ensembles and conductors such as L’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées con. Philippe Herreweghe, Les Talens Lyriques, La Grande Ecurie et Chambre du Roy, Frans Brüggen, Amarillis, Gli Angeli Genève, Le Concert des Nations con. Jordi Savall, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and is a member of the White Raven Trio.  Getchell has performed the role of La Furie in Lully’s Isis with Hugo Reyne, Astolphe in Lully’s Roland, Mercure in Lully's Persée, The Chamberlin in Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse, and the title role in Le Claire´s Scylla et Glaucus with Christophe Rousset. In America he regularly sings with L´Opéra Lafayette con. Ryan Brown performing roles such as Hyppolyte in Rameau´s Hyppolyte et Aricie, Le Chevalier in Gluck's Armide, Polinice in Sacchini´s Oedipe a Colone, Renaud in Lully’s Armide (the latter two recorded by Naxos). He performed the role of Gomatz and Le Podestat in Mozart Short Cuts a staged opera by Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïf, con. L. Equilbey and the role of Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Champs-Elysées Theater with con. Jean-Claude Malgoire.  Robert Getchell has been invited to sing in various festivals in Europe such as the festivals of Versailles, Ambronay, Fribourg, Beaune and Utrecht, and he has recorded numerous CD's with works from composers from Charpentier and Mozart to Schubert, Mendelssohn and Poulenc.

G. F. Handel, Every Valley shall be exalted (Messiah)

ROBERT GETCHELL: J. B. Lully, Air d'Astolphe (Roland)

"Robert Getchell and Fabien Hyon were the tenors, Benoît Arnould the baritone, all singing with wonderful surety, their voices twining exquisitely round each other in the Litanies de la Vierge, which opened the concert, and the awestruck O Salutaris Hostia [...].", Wigmore Hall, Marc-Antoine Charpentier Program (Les Talents Lyriques, Christophe Rousset) , December 2019
"The voices blended neatly but [...] each communicated character: [...] Robert Getchell sailing effortlessly to the higher lying line [...] The first half ended with the touching implorations of Hyon and Getchell to the Blessed Virgin of the Redemption of Captives, their tenors blending warmly at the close, conveying faith and certainty. [...] Getchell shaped the Angel’s melismatic questions and appeals with a light, relaxed touch [...].", Wigmore Hall, Marc-Antoine Charpentier Program (Les Talents Lyriques, Christophe Rousset), December 2019

Robert Getchell

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Robert Getchell

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