About

British lyric-coloratura soprano Robyn Allegra Parton is described by Opera magazine as ‘stylish, dynamic and irresistible’, and ‘Captivating. Astonishing. Overwhelming.’ by Opernwelt.

Robyn Allegra Parton made her operatic debut at the Royal Opera House as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. As a lyric-coloratura soprano, she has since returned to the Royal Opera, and performed throughout Europe, including at Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National du Rhin, Folkoperan Stockholm, Glyndebourne Festival, Longborough Festival, Theater für Niedersachsen, Istanbul Music Festival, and the Innsbruck Festival for Early Music. For the 2022-2024 seasons, Robyn joins the solo-ensemble of Theater Münster in Germany.

Her roles include Violetta, Gilda, Micaëla, Adina, Donna Anna, Konstanze, Königin der Nacht, Zerbinetta, Adele, Morgana, Medea (Pacini), Amalia (I Briganti – Mercadante), Thamar (Leben des Orest – Krenek), and Clelia (Octavia – Keiser), a role awarded by the Cesti International Vocal Competition.

In the 2023/2024 season, at Theater Münster Robyn will sing Astarte (Schmied von Gent – Schreker), Gilda, Micaëla, and Amélite (Zoroastre – Rameau). In November 2023, Robyn will return to the Royal Opera House in London to cover the role of Gilda in Rigoletto.

Comtemporary roles include the title role in Coraline by Mark-Anthony Turnage for Royal Opera: Linbury and Folkoperan Stockholm for which she was awarded the Friends of Folkoperan Stockholm’s 2021 Soloist Award, Agnes in Nothing by David Bruce for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Narrator in The Sea-Crossed Fisherman by Michael Ellison for the Istanbul Music Festival, Jen in Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis at the Opèra National du Rhin and Philharmonie de Paris, Peg in Matt Roger’s The Virtue of Things for Royal Opera: Linbury, Covent Garden, Victoria in Jules Maxwell’s The Lost Thing for Royal Opera: Linbury, Covent Garden, and a vocal ensemble role in Heart Chamber by Chaya Czernowin for Deutsche Oper Berlin. At Theater Münster Robyn will create the role of Rita in Great Open Eyes by composer Manuel Zwerger, based on Ibsen’s play Little Eyolf.

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,  Luxembourg Philharmonie and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.

Robyn has recorded Charpentier’s Caecilia Virgo et Martyr for Novum, songs by Stephen Dodgson for Toccata Classics, Alice and Lucy in Margaret Catchpole by Stephen Dodgson for Naxos, and her debut solo album ‘Burnished Gold’ featuring songs from the Viennese Secession recorded with pianist Simon Lepper and Orchid Classics is out now!

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Medea, Giovanni Pacini, Theater für Niedersachsen, March 2022

“Robyn Allegra Parton is sensational in the title role. The young Briton, who has already appeared in small roles at the ROH and belongs now to the ensemble of the TFN, is an overwhelming Medea, who finds the right expression for her despair and her vengeance and arouses our compassion. A great career is surely in store for this fine artist.”

Jürgen Gahre
Opera Now May 2022

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Violetta, La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi, Theater für Niedersachsen, June 2021

“Robyn Allegra Parton, since the start of this season member of the ensemble of the Theatre for Lower Saxony, is Violetta one and Violetta two (as well as the private British soprano herself, Robyn Allegra Parton, who looks gravely into the camera through video projection). And she’s quite amazing. Captivating. Astonishing. Overwhelming. Not only vocally, which in itself is a tour de force, since the orchestra sound comes from speakers (the choir and orchestra, previously recorded separately in the rehearsal hall under the direction of GMD Florian Ziemen, are played with a time delay during the evening), but also and above all in terms of performance. We see a seductress of high grace whirling across designer Telse Hand’s stage garnished with movable blocks; a woman who conveys with bursting vitality and credibility just about all the emotional states to which her two wayward identities are exposed. This Violetta is strong, stubborn, unruly; where necessary she shows her claws and the male world its limits. But that is only one side. Whenever she sits down (and literally so) at the edge of the pit or steps up to the piano to accompany herself, we experience her highly injured, tender, melancholic nature, which so obviously suffers; and this suffering – not only in the F minor andantino “Ah fors’ è lui” – is dressed in the most precious pianissimo tones.”

Jürgen Otten
Opernwelt August 2021

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Zerbinetta, Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss, Longborough Festival Opera, July 2018
“The singers are out of the ordinary: Robyn Allegra Parton as Zerbinetta, every note in place.”

Hugh Canning
The Sunday Times

“sweetly, seductively brilliant”

Richard Bratby
The Spectator

“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

2023/2024

Theater Münster

Münster, Deutschland

Opera Gala (Mimi, Juliette, Marguerite)
Sep 2023: 24
Oct 2023: 29
Nov 2023 : 04

Astarte, Der Schmied von Gent,
Franz Schreker
Oct 2023: 21, 31
Nov 2023: 03, 08, 26
Dec 2023: 21
Jan 2024: 13, 19

Gilda, Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi
Dec 2023: 09, 19, 27
Jan 2024: 12
Feb 2024: 08

Micaela, Carmen, Bizet
Jan 2024: 27
Feb 2024: 03, 28
Mar 2024: 03, 09, 27
Apr 2024: 04, 11, 19

Amelite, Zoroastre, Rameau
Mar 2024: 23, 26
Apr 2024: 13, 24 28
May 2024: 10
Jun 2024: 02, 16

2023

 Royal Opera House
Covent Garden

 

Gilda, Rigoletto, Verdi
(Understudy / Cover)

Nov 2023: 13, 16, 20, 23, 28

2024

 Markgräflichesopernhaus
Bayreuth 

 

Servilia, La Clemenza di Tito, Gluck

May 2024: 09

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“The silvery quality of her voice coupled with the reach and seductiveness of its coloratura facility potentially lends itself to music centuries apart. There is, too, a curiosity, an inquisitiveness, in her response to these songs – why the notes are where they are in the first place and how they serve and communicate the poetry.”

Review: Burnished Gold

Edward Seckerson

 

Gramophone

Recordings

Charpentier: Music Sacree

Choir of New College Oxford, Oxford Baroque, Edward Higginbottom

   

Dodgson: Three Winter Songs

Libby Burgess, James Turnbull, Robyn Allegra Parton, Toccata Classics

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Burnished Gold

Robyn Allegra Parton, Simon Lepper

 

AGENT

Robyn is represented by Isabella Pitman at  IMG Artists
ipitman@imgartists.com

Photography by Victoria Cadisch

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