Robert Howarth read music at the University of York and is fast establishing a growing reputation as director and conductor of early and classical repertoire.
His engagement include Opernhaus Zürich (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse), Norwegian Opera (Haydn L’Isola Disabitata), Hamburg State Opera (Alcina), Opera North (Giulio Cesare, The Magic Flute), Welsh National Opera (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse), Theater St Gallen (Alcina, The Fairy Queen), The Grange Festival (Agrippina), English Touring Opera (Alcina, Tolomeo), Early Opera Company (Acis & Galatea), Academy of Ancient Music (Poppea), Dartington (Charpentier Actéon, Purcell King Arthur, Bach et al The Great Passion, Agrippina) and Birmingham Opera Company (Ulisse, Un Ballo del Ingrate, Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Dido & Aeneas). Howarth was Music Director for Farinelli & the King at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Duke of York’s Theatre and Belasco Theatre, New York City.
He has conducted the Hallé, Danish Radio, Bilbao Symphony, Royal Seville Symphony, RTE National Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum and English Chamber Orchestras; the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, Irish Baroque Orchestra and St James Baroque.
His plans include Il Ritorno d’Ulisse for Longborough Festival Opera and projects with the Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and The Grange Festival.