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Morris Robinson

About this Artist

Morris Robinson is considered one the most interesting and sought-after basses performing today.

Robinson regularly appears at the Metropolitan Opera, where he debuted in a production of Fidelio and has since appeared as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (both in the original production and in the English-language version for families), Ferrando in Il trovatore, the King in Aida, and in other roles in Nabucco, Tannhäuser, and the new productions of Les Troyens and Salome. He has also appeared at the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, LA Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Volksoper Wien, Opera Australia, and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. His many roles include Porgy in Porgy and Bess, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ramfis in Aida, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos, Timur in Turandot, the Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino, Ferrando in Il trovatore, Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Landgraf in Tannhäuser, Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, and King Marke in Tristan und Isolde.

Robinson’s solo album, Going Home, was released on the Decca label. He also appears as Joe in the DVD of the San Francisco Opera production of Show Boat and in the DVDs of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Salome and the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s production of Mozart’s Zaide.

This season, Robinson creates the role of The Commander in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s Grounded at the Washington National Opera and he returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Das Rheingold and the LA Opera for Turandot.

An Atlanta native, Robinson is a graduate of The Citadel and received his musical training from the Boston University Opera Institute and as a member of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He was also Artistic Advisor to the Cincinnati Opera from 2019 to 2021.