Morris Robinson, a graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2002 in Beethoven’s Fidelio. He has since appeared there as Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Ferrando in Verdi’s Il trovatore, and in productions of Verdi’s Aida and Nabucco, Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Berlioz’s Les Troyens, and Richard Strauss’s Salome. He has also appeared at the San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Dallas Opera, and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. His many roles include Osmin in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, Ramfis in Aida, Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s Don Carlos, Timur in Puccini’s Turandot, and Fasolt in Wagner’s Das Rheingold.
Also a prolific concert singer, Mr. Robinson recently made his BBC Proms debut in a televised performance of the Verdi Requiem. He has also appeared in concert in Carnegie Hall, and with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Met Chamber Orchestra; the Chicago, Boston, Montreal, and São Paulo symphony orchestras; 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.
This season, Mr. Robinson makes his debut at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in the title role of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and returns to The Met for The Magic Flute and Aida, and Los Angeles Opera in The Abduction from the Seraglio. Upcoming engagements include returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Ravinia and Tanglewood festivals and his New York Philharmonic debut as Fasolt in a complete concert version of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, led by Alan Gilbert in June 2017.
Mr. Robinson’s first album, Going Home, was released by Decca.