Robyn Allegra Parton

Lyric-coloratura soprano

In 2015, Robyn made her professional debut for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Peg in The Virtues of Things by Matt Rogers, followed by Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. She then created the roles of Agnes in Nothing for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Narrator in the Sea-Crossed Fisherman by Michael Ellison for the Istanbul Music Festival, performed various Mozart roles in Amadeus at the National Theatre, and won an award at the Cesti Vocal Competition to sing the role of Clelia in Octavia by Keiser for the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik.

In 2018, Robyn returned to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to sing the title role in Coraline by Mark-Anthony Turnage, and made role and house debuts as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Musik und Theater Saar, and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos for Longborough Festival Opera.

As a concert artist Robyn has performed with ensembles including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Gustav Mahler Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonie and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.

Robyn has recorded the title role in Charpentier’s Caecilia Virgo et Martyr for Novum and songs by Stephen Dodgson for Toccata Classics. In 2019, Robyn records Margaret Catchpole by Stephen Dodgson for Naxos and will release a debut solo album of Haydn’s English Canzonettas with Manon Fischer-Dieskau for the label Fra Bernardo.

Performances in 2019 include Konstanze for the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau, role and house debut as Helmwige in Die Walküre for the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Jen in 4.48 Psychosis for Opéra National du Rhin, and Solistinensemble in Heart Chamber for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Concerts in 2019 include works for coloratura soprano by Hummel and Mozart with the Schwäbisch Gmünd Philharmonic, Franz von Suppé’s Requiem in Hamm and Siegen, Brahms’ German Requiem at St James’ Piccadilly in London, and Haydn’s The Seasons in Buxton. In 2020, Robyn returns to the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater to make a role debut as Donna Anna.

Previously for Longborough: Zerbinetta/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018)