Tenor Robert MacNeil has been praised by the Los Angeles Times for possessing a voice that is “clarion” and “clear.” After performing roles in Tannhäuser, Der Rosenkavalier, Il Trovatore, Fidelio and La Bohème with LA Opera, he returns in their 2008-09 season in Puccini’s Il Tabarro. In the Spring 2008, Mr. MacNeil solos with the Angeles Chorale, New West Symphony and summer concerts with the California Philharmonic. The tenor made his debut with the famed Ojai Festival under Maestro Kent Nagano in Orff’s Die Kluge and recorded the role of Martin in Copland’s opera The Tender Land, which was released on the Koch International Label. An accomplished concert artist, Mr. MacNeil has been soloist in more than fifty performances of Handel’s Messiah. He has soloed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in performances of Elijah, the Sydney Choral Festival in the Berlioz Requiem and in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Central Union Philharmonic in Beijing. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in Britten’s The World of the Spirit and appeared in Rome with the Orchestra Roma Symphonia in Verdi’s Requiem.