- Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100”
- Unique boy soprano
Robert Wesley “Bobby” Hill, at 15, remains a unique boy soprano with an angelic upper-range complimented by a rich and resonant lower. Dubbed “the Voice of an Angel” by Mark Wahlberg following his impromptu solo a cappella performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Pie Jesu” for Pope Francis in September 2015, Bobby returned to the national spotlight in 2016 by opening the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem. A proud member, since age 7, of the Keystone State Boychoir, Bobby is a frequent soloist and descant on the Concert Choir, Town Choir and “Eight Sopranos” Ensemble.
Named one of Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” for 2015, he opened their 70th Anniversary Gala. Additional noteworthy experiences include his performance in Opera Philadelphia’s 2012 production of La Boheme, and lending his voice to the Irish Repertory Theatre’s Broadway production of Oliver at the Shubert Theatre. Robert had the honor of interpreting the role of “Little Joe” in three productions of the Holocaust folk opera Brundibar, and the world premiere of Azaio in Citta della Pieve, Italy in 2014 with the International Opera Theater. A lead in Opera Saratoga’s ground-breaking premiere of The Long Walk in July 2015, Bobby lit up the stage this summer at San Luis Obispo’s 46th annual classical music Festival Mozaic with a three curtain call ovation performance of Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony, as well as a featured soloist performance of three pieces with the Philadelphia Orchestra during Philly’s “Welcome America” July 4th celebration. Bobby hopes to one day headline at the Met and on Broadway, and to enjoy a long multifaceted career in the arts.