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Morris Robinson

About this Artist

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 (in both the German and English versions), Ferrando in Il Trovatore, the King in Aida, and in productions of Nabucco, Tannhäuser, Les Troyens and Salome. He has also appeared at the Florida Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and the Cincinnati Opera, and in Europe at 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, and Fasolt in Das Rheingold.

Also a prolific concert singer, Mr. Robinson has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Met Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, and at the Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Cincinnati May, Verbier, and Aspen festivals. He also appeared in Carnegie Hall as part of Jessye Norman’s HONOR! Festival. In recital he has been presented by Spivey Hall in Atlanta, the Savannah Music Festival, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

This season, Mr. Robinson returns to the Houston Grand Opera in both Otello and Die Zauberflöte, the Atlanta Opera as Sparafucile and Opera Philadelphia as the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos.

Mr. Robinson’s first album, Going Home, was released by Decca