German-American baritone Robert Elibay-Hartog grew up in Berlin. He studied physics and music
in Vancouver, Canada, before returning to Berlin to study singing. He studied with Hanno MüllerBrachmann
and Martin Bruns at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and with Rudolf
Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Most recently, he sang Shaunard in La Fabrique Opéra's production of "La Bohème" in Grenoble,
France, and before that, Telemann's "Pimpinone" at the Chamber Opera of Hamburg. He also sang
a song recital with pianist Vladimir Stoupel at the festival Aigues-Vives en Musique in France.
Robert Elibay-Hartog sang the title role in Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande" at the
Theaterakademie Hamburg, and Don Parmenione in Rossini's "L'occasione fa il ladro" with the
Orquestra filarmonica di Gran Canaria in Las Palmas. At the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin he sang the
title role of the world premiere "Das schwarze Wasser", as well as Dancairo and Morales in their
version of Carmen. He also premiered the title role Bakar in "Die Unterhändlerin" at the Tischlerei
studio theatre of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. At the Konzerthaus Berlin he sang the role of Chaim in
M. Weinberg's opera "Mazeltov".
Robert Elibay-Hartog's concert repertoire includes arias, choir, as well as Pilate's and Christ's
recitatives of Bach's St. Matthew Passion which he sang with conductor Michael Hofstetter. He
sang the St. John's Passion arias and Pilate recitatives with the Kammerakademie Potsdam. With
conductor Markus Stenz he sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony on tour with the German National
Youth Orchestra in Tunesia.
Robert Elibay-Hartog won the international Giulio Perotti competition, 2nd prize in the Komitas
competition, as well as the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg stipend and the Justus-HermannWetzel
scholarship of the University of Arts in Berlin. He was teaching assistant to professor Martin
Bruns at the HfM Hanns Eisler for several terms.