Bass-Baritone, Robert Cantrell (MM ’90, GPD ’92, Voice), recently sang in the premiere of Mother’s Lament by James Lee III at Morgan State University, two songs by James Lee III, Mozart Requiem with Bay Atlantic Symphony, and the Brahms Requiem at Shriver Hall with Baltimore School for the Arts. He covered main role of Emile Griffith at Washington National Opera (WNO) in Terence Blanchard’s Champion: An Opera in Jazz, as well as the preview of the opera at Washington National Cathedral. Cantrell also gave two solo recitals at Atholton Seventh Day Adventist Church and Community Concerts at Second, both with pianist Daniel Lau. He made several orchestral debuts as well, with Atlanta Symphony in June 2017 with Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) conducting, Beethoven’s 9th with Charleston Symphony Orchestra with Ken Lam (MM ’07, Orchestral Conducting) conducting, and Handel’s Messiah with Hartford Choral Arts. In February 2018, Cantrell will appear in Undine Moore’s Life of a Martyr with the Richmond Symphony. He also performed Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, with Jason Love (BM ’92, Cello; MM ’94, Conducting) conducting and mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler (BM ’92, MM ’94, Voice).