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. His repertoire spans from the lyrical roles of Mozart and Rossini to Verdi, Puccini, and Gounod, and to more modern works, and he is also well versed in operetta and oratorio.
Mr. Lischetti spent ten years singing as a guest artist in numerous opera houses throughout Germany, and touring in Austria and Switzerland. He was a regular soloist at the Staatsoperette of Dresden, Landestheater Dessau, Theater Nordhausen and Theater Altenburg-Gera.
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."
Locally, Robert Lischetti has sung with the Sarasota Opera, the Venice Symphony, the Southwest Florida Symphony, and he has been a regular soloist with the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra and the Sarasota Choral Society. He has sung regularly on the Sarasota Music Archive concert series at the Selby Library and in recitals throughout the area. Mr Lischetti has been teaching voice in Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice since 1997.
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. 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 Lischetti is listed in the Biltmore Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. He currently holds the positions of Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, and Conductor of the "Humanaires", the choir of the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, in Sarasota.