Voice, Opera, Music Theatre
Bobb Robinson has
been praised by The Washington Post
for his “charismatic stage presence” and “rich, flowing baritone”, and by The Miami Herald for his “impressively
effortless” singing. A former resident of Washington, DC, Bobb has performed at
some of the nation’s most prominent venues, including the Kennedy Center,
Washington National Cathedral, The National Gallery of Art, and the White
A 2001 Regional Finalist in the
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Bobb has performed over 20 operatic
roles, including Friedrick Wieck, father of Clara Schumann, in the World
Premier of Robert Convery’s opera “Clara”.
As an opera director, Bobb has directed “Cosi fan tutte”, “The
Telephone”, “A Waterbird Talk”, and “Der Vampyr” with the JU Opera Theatre.
As concert soloist, Bobb has performed with many
nationally-renowned ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, The Denver
Bach Society, The Montana Early Music Festival, Musikanten, the National
Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered”. In
2001, he made his European recital debut, performing at the cathedrals
of Notre Dame (Paris), St. Sernin (Toulouse), Chartres Cathedral, and the
renowned Festival d’Avignon. Bobb has
been a featured performer on recordings with the Choirs of Washington National
Cathedral, as well as the recent Clear
Note Records release of Brahms lieder with his friend and colleague,
mezzo-soprano Jane Christeson.
A champion of innovative collaboration, Bobb recently
conceived and performed “Twentyfour:
Italian Songs and Arias for a New Century”, a narrative presentation of 17th-and
18th-Century Italian song for voice and percussion ensemble.
Bobb also recently co-wrote and performed an original
cabaret, Une soireé à l’Olympia, presented
as part of “Paris on the Potomac”, Washington DC’s year-long celebration of
French Art and Culture. Other cabaret
appearances include Noel and Cole and
A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Berlin
Between the Wars at Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Bachelor of Arts, Muskingum College
Bachelor of Music, Stetson University
Master of Music, University of Miami
Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Maryland