D.M., Northwestern University
Robert Heitzinger, baritone, is pleased to join the faculty at Northeastern Illinois University. He holds the Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he taught for over 10 years.
He recently understudied the three Petrovenians in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of "The Merry Widow". He has performed around the world in concert and operatic venues, including performances with the Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and at the Festival de Musica de Canarias in the Canary Islands, the Grant Park Symphony, the Des Moines Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, the Rockford Symphony, Symphony of the Shores, the Storioni Ensemble, the Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago, Light Opera Works, the Cincinnati Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, and the Milwaukee Florentine Opera. He is an active oratorio soloist, performing such works as Bach Cantatas, "The Creation," "Messiah" and the Mozart "Requiem," (recorded with the Symphony of the Shores and released on the Amadis label.)
Other credits include the Broadway production and the National and European tours of the Tony award winning musical "Evita," directed by Harold Prince, the critically acclaimed "She Always Said, Pablo" directed by Frank Galati, at the Kennedy Center and the Goodman Theatre, "Forbidden Broadway" at the Gaslight Club and many other musical theatre credits in the Chicago area. He also spent several delightful holiday seasons touring with the Perry Como Christmas Show. He is a studio musician, and has probably sung some of your favorite jingles.