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.

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. 

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 2020, Robyn returns to the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater to make a role debut as Donna Anna, to Longborough Festival Opera as Adina in the Elixir of Love, and debuts at the Folkoperan in Stockholm as the title role in Coraline by Mark-Anthony Turnage in Swedish translation. At the Cheltenham Music Festival 2020, Robyn will sing Soprano 3 in Mahler’s 8th Symphony.

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“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

08 12 17 21 28 31 Dec 2019 / 04 Jan 2020

Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

Jules Maxwell
The Lost Thing

Victoria

25 January 2020

Worcester College Chapel, Oxford

Handel
Messiah

15 16 19 20 22 23 26 27 29 Feb / 01 04 05 08 Mar

Folkoperan, Stockholm, Sweden

Turnage
Coraline

Coraline

*Cancelled/Postponed* May/June 2020

Gerhart Hauptmann Theater, Görlitz, Germany

Mozart
Don Giovanni

Donna Anna

*Cancelled/Postponed* June/July 2020

Longborough Festival Opera, UK

Donizetti
L’Elisir d’amore

Adina

11 July 2020 7.30pm

Gloucester Cathedral

Cheltenham Music Festival

Mahler
Symphony No. 8

Soprano 3

“”

“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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Photography by:

Victoria Cadisch