Robert Wesley Mason has been celebrated for his “gorgeous baritone” (Dallas Morning News) and visceral story telling ability. Recent seasons have seen house and role debuts including Hannah Before in As One with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, John Sorel in Opera Saratoga’s new production of The Consul, Dax/Larry in the world premiere of Paterson and Cote’s Three Way with Nashville Opera and American Opera Projects, and his debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall singing Paterson and Campbell’s Crossing the Hudson. This fall, Wes returns to Nashville Opera as Charlie in Heggie’s Three Decembers and reprises the role of Hannah Before in As One with Eugene Opera.
Highlights include the title role in Hamlet with Fort Worth Opera, Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with Kentucky Opera, Ping in Turandot with Nashville Opera, Jonathan in Siren Song with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Masetto in Don Giovanni with Opera Philadelphia, Achilla in Giulio Cesare with Opera Roanoke, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen with Syracuse Opera, Marcello in La bohème with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Fort Worth Opera, and Norwalk Symphony, Schaunard in La bohème with Crested Butte Music Festival, Father Flynn in Doubt with Union Avenue Opera, Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles with Opera Delaware and Baltimore Concert Opera, the title role in Guillaume Tell with the Southern Illinois Music Festival, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Gulfshore Opera, the baritone soloist in Broadway Extravaganza with Opera Hong Kong, Sciarrone in Tosca with Dallas Opera, and Morales in Carmen with the Glimmerglass Festival.
Mr. Mason has been featured on the cast recording of Three Way as Dax/Larry with Naxos and Before Night Falls as Reinaldo Arenas with Albany Records. Wes graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts and the University of Michigan. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.