Robert Gleadow was born in Toronto and was a member of the Opera Studio of the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto and the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme of the Royal Opera House in London. His roles include the title role of Don Giovanni in Basle, Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Cologne, Montreal and the Opéra Royal in Versailles, Leporello at the Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées and Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, Masetto at London’s Royal Opera House, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Leporello at Glyndebourne, Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), and Angelotti (Tosca) at the Houston Grand Opera, Colline (La Bohème) in Dallas and Santiago, Chili, Colline, the Speaker of the Temple (Die Zauberflöte) and Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Canadian Opera Company. He made his Paris Opera debut in Tristan und Isolde (Steuerman) in 2008.
He has performed numerous works in concert including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Paris, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion and Mass in B Minor with the Halle Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder, and Mozart’s Requiem with the Matheus Ensemble and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. More recently, he sang Leporello at the Bremen Musikfest with the Cercle de l’Harmonie, and then at the Vienna Staatsoper and Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Alidoro (La Cenerentola) at the Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées, Armida on a European tour with the Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski, Guglielmo in Bucharest, Versailles, Grenoble and the Lausanne Opera, Basilio ((Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle and Dapertutto (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Bremen Musikfest. He also recorded the role of Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Deutsche Grammophon alongside Anna Netrebko.
Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Creation and Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck, and Il Primo Omicidio at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.