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.
Performances in 2019 included Konstanze for the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau, a 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, Vocal Ensemble in Heart Chamber for Deutsche Oper Berlin and the role of Victoria in Jules Maxwell’s The Lost Thing for the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House. Concerts in 2019 included 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 made a debut at the Folkoperan in Stockholm as the title role in Coraline by Mark-Anthony Turnage in Swedish translation. Due to Covid 19, performances as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater and Adina in The Elixir of Love at Longborough Festival Opera have been cancelled. Robyn’s performance as the Third Soprano in Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the Cheltenham Music Festival will be postponed to 2021.
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, songs by Stephen Dodgson for Toccata Classics and the roles of Alice and Lucy in Stephen Dodgson’s Margaret Catchpole for Naxos.
In September 2020, Robyn will join the ensemble of the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim, Germany. Her roles for the 2020/21 season include Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Adele in Johan Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Amelia in Mercadante’s I Briganti, Princess Badr-al-Badur in Nino Rota’s Aladdin, and Die Cousine in Gegen die Wand by Ludger Vollmer.
“sweetly, seductively brilliant” (Zerbinetta)
“The singers are out of the ordinary:
Robyn Allegra Parton as Zerbinetta, every note in place.”
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”
The Arts Desk
08 12 17 21 28 31 Dec 2019 / 04 Jan 2020
Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
The Lost Thing
25 January 2020
Worcester College Chapel, Oxford
15 16 19 20 22 23 26 27 29 Feb / 01 04 05 08 Mar
Folkoperan, Stockholm, Sweden
*Cancelled/Postponed* May/June 2020
Gerhart Hauptmann Theater, Görlitz, Germany
*Cancelled/Postponed* June/July 2020
Longborough Festival Opera, UK
11 July 2020 7.30pm
Cheltenham Music Festival
Symphony No. 8
“Zerlina’s emergence as a force to reckon with intrigued and delighted me”