Robynne Redmon has earned international acclaim for her artistry as a singer and as an actress. Critics have hailed her “glorious singing, intense acting, excellent phrasing, ardent tone, splendid shading and solid coloratura and excellent artistic sense” (Das Opernglas) and for her “exactitude of pitch, her luxuriance of tone, her abundant animal spirit and unerring dramatic intelligence” (Newsday). She has performed leading roles with the major opera houses of the world including The Metropolitan Opera (Maddalena inRigoletto, Marina in Boris Godunov, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Fenena inNabucco), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Adalgisa in Norma, Fenena in Nabucco, Laura in La Gioconda and The Ring of the Nibelungen), San Francisco Opera , the Bavarian State Opera (Fenena), Teatro alla Scala (La Haine in Gluck’sArmide and Clytemnestre in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Aulide), Berlin State Opera and Opera de Marseilles (Adalgisa), Teatro Regio Torino (Giovanna Seymour inAnna Bolena).
In recent seasons, she added the role of Amneris in Aida in her South American debut at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, sang Eboli in Don Carlos with the Boston Lyric Opera and the Minnesota Opera, Azucena in Il Trovatore with Opera Queensland in Australia, Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica and as Frugola in Il Tabarro for the Montreal Opera and Gertrude in Romeo et Juliette for The Atlanta Opera.
This season, she will return to the Fort Worth Opera to sing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, plus concerts with the Florentine Opera, Gibralter Philharmonic, Conspirare Artist Series, and Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
A respected interpreter of modern music and creator of new roles, Ms. Redmon has created the title role in the world premiere of Bright Sheng’sMadame Mao for the Santa Fe Opera, the American premiere of Mathis der Maler, and the world premieres of Harvey Milk and Hugo Weisgall’s Esther for New York City Opera, Conrad Susa’s Black River, Stephen Oliver’s Beauty and the Beast, and, in June (2006), Mrs. Fairfax in the American premiere of Michael Berkeley’s Jane Eyre, all with Opera Theatre of St Louis. She also performed the Penderecki Credo under the direction of the composer at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico.
Equally at home in recital and concert she has appeared with many orchestras around the world including the Israel Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Virginia Symphony and Nashville Symphony with whom she recorded a critically acclaimed Beethoven Missa Solemnis for Naxos Records. Recent concert engagements include Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Fabio Luisi and the Orchestra of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk on tour across Germany. She then returned to the Atlanta Symphony to sing Handel’s Messiah and the Bach Magnificat and concluded her season as soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the Seattle Symphony. She also sang a special Chinese language version of Das Lied von der Erde at the British Library as part of the Silk Road Exhibition.