2012 Kathleen Ferrier Award finalist, soprano Robyn Allegra Parton, studied at the RCM, Worcester College, Oxford, and has completed the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship and ENO’s Opera Works programme.
Robyn was awarded the Youth Prize at Salzburg’s 2012 Oper Im Berg Festival, Les Azuriales Festival’s Young Artist Prize in 2011, a Philip and Dorothy Green Young Concert Artist Award 2011 for Making Music, the prestigious Joaninha Trust award in 2010 and the 2009 Oxford Lieder Festival Scholarship.
Operatic roles include Zerlina for Co-Opera Co (‘the character who held the stage’ Gramophone Magazine; ‘irresistible’ Opera Magazine) and cover for Garsington Opera; Mercedes for Opera Comique de Paris/Luxembourg; Queen of the Night cover, for Raymond Gubbay; Guadalena, Offenbach’s La Perichole cover, for Garsington Opera; Chloe, Rameau’s Anacreon cover for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Semele, Susanna, Pamina, Gretel and Lauretta.
Concert highlights include Handel Israel in Egypt (Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists), Mozart Requiem (Royal Choral Society, LPO; The Really Big Chorus), Haydn Creation (New College Choir, Oxford Philomusica), Schumann Manfred (Gardiner, Mahler Chamber Orchestra), Mahler Fourth Symphony (Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra) and a recording of Charpentier’s Caecilia Virgo et Martyr for Novum. Robyn gives regular recitals at festivals including RAH Coffee Concerts, Oxford Lieder, Lammermuir and St Martin-in-the-Fields.