About

British lyric-coloratura soprano Robyn Allegra Parton is described by Opera magazine as ‘stylish’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘irresistible’, and as a ‘standout’ by The Observer.

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.

“”

“sweetly, seductively brilliant” (Zerbinetta)

Richard Bratby

The Spectator

“The singers are out of the ordinary:

Robyn Allegra Parton as Zerbinetta, every note in place.”

Hugh Canning

The Sunday Times

“Zerbinetta’s “Grossmächtige Prinzessin” is so stunningly dispatched by Robyn Allegra Parton

that one wouldn’t shorten it by a single quaver”

Stephen Walsh

The Arts Desk

Media

Schedule

19 January 2019

The Chapel, Worcester College, Oxford

Händel
Messiah

Worcester College Chapel Choir

02 February 2019

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau

Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Konstanze

03 February 2019

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau

Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Konstanze

15 February 2019

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau

Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Konstanze

22 February 2019

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Mozart
Requiem

 

16 March 2019

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau

Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Konstanze

23 March 2019

Great Hall, University of Reading, Reading RG1 5AQ

Dvorak
Stabat Mater

Wokingham Choral Society

14 April 2019

Church of St John the Baptist, Burford

Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem

Burford Singers

11 May 2019

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Wagner
Die Walküre

Helmwige

 

12 May 2019

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Wagner
Die Walküre

Helmwige

 

16 May 2019

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Wagner
Die Walküre

Helmwige

 

17 May 2019

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Wagner
Die Walküre

Helmwige

 

18 May 2019

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Wagner
Die Walküre

Helmwige

 

21 June 2019

St James, Piccadilly

Brahms
German Requiem

 

05 July 2019

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings

Stephen Dodgson
Margaret Catchpole

Alice/Lucy

 

25 July 2019

Philharmonischer Chor Schwäbisch Gmünd

Heilig-Kreuz-Münster, Schwäbisch Gmünd

Hummel Der Durchzug durchs Rote Meer

Mozart Aria from Betulia Liberata KV 118

 

10 August 2019

Coventry Cathedral

Poulenc

Gloria

18 September 2019

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg

Venables
4.48 Psychosis

Jen

20 September 2019

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg

Venables
4.48 Psychosis

Jen

21 September 2019

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg

Venables
4.48 Psychosis

Jen

22 September 2019

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg

Venables
4.48 Psychosis

Jen

28 September 2019

Konzertchor des Städtischen Musikvereins, Hamm, Germany

Franz von Suppé
Requiem

29 September 2019

Philharmonischen Chor Siegen, Germany

Franz von Suppé
Requiem

15 November 2019

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Chaya Czernowin
Heart Chamber

16 November 2019

Great Hall, University of Reading

Reading RG1 5AQ

Haydn
The Creation

21 November 2019

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Chaya Czernowin
Heart Chamber

24 November 2019

Buxton

Haydn
The Seasons

26 November 2019

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Chaya Czernowin
Heart Chamber

30 November 2019

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Chaya Czernowin
Heart Chamber

06 December 2019

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

Chaya Czernowin
Heart Chamber

“”

“Zerlina’s emergence as a force to reckon with intrigued and delighted me”

Antony Craig

Gramophone

Recordings

Charpentier: Music Sacree

Choir of New College Oxford, Oxford Baroque, Edward Higginbottom

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Victoria Cadisch