Thursday, November 21, 2019
Blake campus (Hopkins), Bovey Chapel
Hailed by the South Florida Classical for her “luminous tones” and “lush voice,” soprano Brittany Renee Robinson amazes audiences with her finesse and shimmering stage presence. In summer 2019, she traveled to Turin, Italy, to perform the role of Bess in “Porgy & Bess” at the Teatro Regio Torino and at the Magnetic Opera Festival in Elba, Italy, followed by her debut in that same renowned work as a company member of the Metropolitan Opera. Later in the season, she returns to Opera Orlando in her debut as Countess Almaviva in ”Le Nozze di Figaro” In 2020, she will appear with Opera San Jose as the Queen of the Night in the spring production of “Die Zauberflöte.”
Robinson’s previous engagements have included performances with Knoxville Opera in the role of Madame Herz and Nella in a double bill production of Mozart's “Impresario” and Puccini's “Gianni Schicchi,” as well as Lucia in Knoxville’s touring production of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Robinson was featured as a guest artist and model representing the designer Pyer Moss at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala. After great success with her first concert series, Robinson traveled back to Minnesota to perform at the University of Minnesota’s Monday Guest Artist Recital Series at the Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall and made her Lincoln Center debut at David Geffen Hall in New York City as the soprano soloist in Handel’s “Messiah.”
Robinson’s international debuts have included performances at the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsches Theater München, the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy, and Opera on the Avalon in Canada. She has performed at a host of venues throughout the U.S. and received numerous prestigious awards.
In her Breakfast at Blake presentation, Robinson shared her experiences as an artist navigating the global opera world.