Robyn Allegra Parton
Robyn Allegra Parton graduated in 2008 from Worcester College, Oxford where she read music as a choral scholar, studying with Fiona Dobie. In 2009 she completed a year’s training with ENO Opera Works and the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship Scheme. Robyn is currently studying for a MPerf with Sally Burgess at the Royal College of Music, supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, Oxford Lieder Festival Scholarship, William Gibbs Trust and the RCM. Robyn has recently been awarded the prestigious intercollegiate Joaninha Trust Award for 2010 as well as winning second prize in the RCM Lieder Competition.
Operatic roles include Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Atalanta (Xerxes), Amor (Orpheus and Eurydice), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Pamina, Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Esmerelda cover (Bartered Bride) for the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. Future engagements include Queen of the Night for Hampstead Garden Opera and Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
Oratorio work includes Handel’s Israel in Egypt for Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Choir), Judas Maccabeus for New Chamber Opera and Messiah for Jonathan Wilcocks, Monteverdi’s Vespers (Sheldonian Theatre), Purcell’s King Arthur (Cherwell Singers) and Dioclesian (RCM), Bach’s Jauchzet Gott with Crispian Steele-Perkins (Concertante of London, Whitehall Banqueting House) and Cantata 39 (RCM, St John’s Smith Square), Mozart Requiem (Cardiff Sinfonietta) and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem for the Choir and Orchestra of London (Jerusalem and the West Bank).
Robyn enjoys working as part of a duo giving regular song recitals with accompanist Belinda Jones and they are proud to have given the first mini-recital for Oxford Lieder at the Clockhouse Centre. Robyn also performs and records with the BBC Singers, Monteverdi Choir, Gabrieli Consort, Classic FM’s Enchanted Voices and is featured as a soloist angel in Stephen Fry’s film Bright Young Things.