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
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
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
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 Pierre Boulez, Franz Welser-Möst, Donald Runnicles, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Hans Graf and Michael . . . Tilson Thomas.
In the current season, Ms. Robinson performs Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Sieglinde in Act I of Die Walküre with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Last season, she performed as soloist in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 with I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Cincinnati Symphony, and Ein deutsches Requiem with the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Recent orchestral highlights include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with the Seattle Symphony, Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” with Jiri Belohlavek at the opening night of the BBC Proms.
With the Cincinnati Opera, she created the role of Becky in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star, and performed the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. A frequent soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, her performances include Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, as well as Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Verdi’s Requiem.
Ms. Robinson debuted with the New York Philharmonic in performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Alan Gilbert. She made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which she has also sung with the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall and the Barbican Centre in London.
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