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Morris Robinson

Bass

Morris Robinson

Biography

Morris Robinson has gained a reputation as one of the most interesting and sought after basses of his generation. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Mr. Robinson made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2002 in their production of Fidelio. He has since appeared there as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, and in productions of Aida, Nabucco, Tannhäuser, Les Troyens and Salome. He has also appeared at the San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Atlanta Opera, Washington National Opera, Dallas Opera, and in Europe at the Teatro alla Scala and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. His many roles include Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ramfis in Aida, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos, Timur in Turandot, Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Joe in Show Boat, and the title role in Porgy and Bess.

Also a prolific concert singer, Mr. Robinson recently made his debut at the BBC Proms in a televised performance of the Verdi Requiem and returned the following summer for a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8. He has also appeared in concert in Carnegie Hall, and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Met Chamber Orchestra, and Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and at the Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Cincinnati May, Verbier, and Aspen festivals. In recital he has been presented by Spivey Hall in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

An Atlanta native, Mr. Robinson is a graduate of The Citadel and received his musical training from the Boston University Opera Institute. In 2018 he was named Artistic Advisor to the Cincinnati Opera.


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