Robyn Allegra Parton
A finalist in the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and holder of the Helen Clarke Award from Garsington Opera, Robyn Allegra Parton read Music at Worcester College, Oxford, before furthering her studies at the Royal College of Music, London, and completing the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship and ENOʼs Opera Works programme.
Awarded the Youth Prize at Salzburgʼs 2012 Oper Im Berg Festival, Les Azuriales Festivalʼs 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, her operatic roles have included Mercédès Carmen at the Opéra Comique de Paris, The Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen and Zerlina Don Giovanni for Co-Opera Company, Solo Ensemble LʼOrfeo at the Munich State Opera and Belinda Dido and Aeneas for the Britten-Pears School.
Concert highlight have included Handel Israel in Egypt with the English Baroque Soloists conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Messiah with the Really Big Chorus and Royal Choral Society, The Creation with the Oxford Philomusica, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Schumann Das Paradies und Die Peri and Manfred with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Manfred with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
During 2014 / 2015, Robyn Allegra Parton made her debut with the Royal Opera, London, as Peg The Virtues of Things at the Linbury Studio Theatre and repeated her role in LʼOrfeo at the Munich State Opera.
Highlights of 2015 / 2016 include her main stage debut as Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro with the Royal Opera, London, creating Agnes in David Bruceʼs Nothing for Glyndebourne, creating Narrator in Michael Ellisonʼs Deniz Küstü at the Istanbul Music Festival, Singing Words: Poets and their Songs for the 2015 Oxford Lieder Festival and Mozart Mass in C Minor with the London Mozart Players.