Twyla Robinson, Soprano
Twyla Robinson’s incisive musicianship, ravishing vocal beauty, and dramatic delivery have taken her to the leading concert halls and opera stages of Europe and North America. She has been heard in performance with the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. She has worked with conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Franz Welser-Mo¨st, Donald Runnicles, Yannick Ne´zet-Se´guin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hans Graf and Michael Tilson Thomas.
In the current season, Ms. Robinson is heard as soloist in Britten’s War Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra, sings Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with the Chicago Sinfonietta, and performs the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos with the Cincinnati Opera.
Last season, she saw performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” in a return to the Portland Symphony in Maine, and also with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. In Palermo, she sang Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony with the Teatro Massimo. She was also recently heard in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, as Sieglinde in Act I of Die Walküre with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and in performances of Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.