Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
[...] the orchestra played an electrifying "Lyric Symphony" by Zemlinsky under its music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Just like the orchestra, soprano Twyla Robinson and baritone Roman Trekel were adept at alternating between chamber music-like intimacy and emotional waves in their singing. This was the Rotterdam Philharmonic at its best. Anthony Fiumara, Trouw, 7.9.2009
Selections such as ”Down East” immediately showed off the sensuous, creamy sound of her voice. With perfect intonation and attention to phrasing, she is at home in this repertoire, relaxed, with charming expressions and gestures. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Review of Spivey Hall recital, July 28, 2007
Soprano Twyla Robinson is a major catch. With perfect diction, crisply articulated consonants and a warm, wide vibrato, she purred and comforted - finding the child in the mother, and vice versa, for the line "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you." Bliss. Pierre Ruhe, The Atlanta Constitution-Journal - Brahms Requiem with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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-Möst, Donald Runnicles, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hans Graf . . . and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Ms. Robinson opens the 2012-2013 season with her first performances of Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang” in her debut with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Thierry Fischer. During the season she returns to the Indianapolis Symphony adding Messiaen’s “Poèmes pour Mi” to her repertoire. Further concert performances for Ms. Robinson include Beethoven “Symphony No. 9” with Cincinnati Symphony and Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” with Alabama Symphony. On the opera stage, Ms. Robinson sings the Countess in “Le nozze di Figaro” with the Orlando Philharmonic and returns to Cincinnati Opera as the Marschallin in “Der Rosenkavalier”.
Recent performances for Ms. Robinson include debuts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. She also made her Opera Colorado debut as the Countess in “Le nozze di Figaro” last season. In the summer of 2010, she was seen in a performance of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 8” with Ji ří B ělohlávek at the opening night of the BBC Proms, broadcast worldwide on BBC television. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony in performances of Leoš Janáček’s “Glagolitic Mass” and was heard in Zemlinsky’s “Lyric Symphony” with Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony, and with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
In the 2010–2011 season, Ms. Robinson made her debut with the New York Philharmonic in performances of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Alan Gilbert and was heard in performance of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2” with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony. She debuted with San Diego Opera as the Marschallin in “Der Rosenkavalier”, was heard with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano in performances of Janáček’s “Glagolitic Mass” in Atlanta and at Carnegie Hall and returned to the National Symphony for performances of Zemlinsky’s “Lyric Symphony” with Christoph Eschenbach. Ms. Robinson opened the season with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” and was heard in Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony. In the summer of 2011, she was heard in performances of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2” with Robert Spano at the Aspen Music Festival.