The German-American baritone, Robert Elibay-Hartog, grew up in Berlin. He studied physics and music in Vancouver, Canada, before returning to Berlin to study singing. He studied with Hanno Müller-Brachmann and Martin Bruns at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin (2006-2013; Music Diploma in Opera Singing 2014) and with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (from 2009). He won the international Giulio Perotti competition, 2nd prize in the Komitas competition, as well as the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg stipend and the Justus-HermannWetzel scholarship of the University of Arts in Berlin.
Robert Elibay-Hartog sang the title role in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande at the Theaterakademie Hamburg, and Don Parmenione in Rossini's L'occasione fa il ladro with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas. At the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin he sang the title role of the world premiere Das schwarze Wasser, as well as Dancairo and Morales in their version of Georges Bizet's Carmen. He also premiered the title role Bakar in Die Unterhändlerin at the Tischlerei studio theatre of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. At the Konzerthaus Berlin he sang the role of Chaim in M. Weinberg's opera Mazeltov.
Robert Elibay-Hartog's concert repertoire includes arias, choir, as well as Pilate's and Christ's recitatives of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) which he sang with conductor Michael Hofstetter. He sang the St. John's Passion (BWV 245) arias and Pilate recitatives with the Kammerakademie Potsdam. With conductor Markus Stenz he sang L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on tour with the German National Youth Orchestra in Tunesia.
Most recently, he sang Shaunard in La Fabrique Opéra's production of La Bohème in Grenoble, France, and before that, Georg Philipp Telemann's Pimpinone at the Chamber Opera of Hamburg. He also sang a song recital with pianist Vladimir Stoupel at the festival Aigues-Vives en Musique in France.
He was teaching assistant to professor Martin Bruns at the HfM Hanns Eisler for several terms.