Robert Lischetti graduated from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY in 1974 with a degree in Music Education, and began his singing career as an apprentice artist with the Lake George Opera Festival. He sang several leading roles with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY and later went on to engagements with the Syracuse Opera, the Virginia Opera, Opera Delaware, the Indianapolis Opera and Opera Memphis, among others.
Mr. Lischetti also spent ten years singing as a guest artist in numerous opera houses throughout Germany, and touring in Austria and Switzerland. .
Critics have described his voice as having "....a secure top and excellent phrasing"...."a brilliant timbre"...."a resonant belcanto tenor"...." a tenor who...moved and conquered the hearts of his audience."
Robert continues to sing professionally as a tenor soloist in concerts and recitals throughout Southwest Florida.
As a music educator, Mr. Lischetti has taught vocal and general music in the New York State school system. He taught class voice and applied voice as a member of the faculty at Manatee Community College (now State College of Florida) for six years, where he also served as choir director and interim director of vocal studies in 2004. Robert now teaches voice lessons from his home studio in Sarasota, FL where he maintains a roster of 20-25 students per week. He has served as a district judge for the vocal portion of the Florida State Music Teachers Association Concerto Contest, and for the Grady-Rayam Scholarship Foundation based in Orlando.
Robert is the vocal coach of singer/songwriter Sam Woolf, who made it to the top 5 on American Idol in 2014, and is now enjoying a career as a recording artist. Several other of his students have gone on to sing professionally in both popular and classical music.
Robert Lischetti is listed in the Biltmore Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. He currently holds the position of Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota.