British soprano Robyn Allegra Parton recently made debuts for the Royal Opera House as Barbarina and for Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Agnes in the world premiere of Nothing by David Bruce. She was awarded a role in Keiser's Octavia at the 2016 Cesti International Vocal Competition to be performed at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik in 2017.
In 2018 Robyn will return to Royal Opera for the title role in Coraline, a new opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Barbican, and make her debut as Zerbinetta for Longborough Festival Opera.
Robyn studied with generous support at the Royal College of Music, English National Opera's Opera Works and at the Wales International Academy of Voice, following a degree in music at Worcester College, Oxford.
Finalist in the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and semifinalist in Berlin's 2013 Das Lied competition, Robyn is a Britten Pears Young Artist and the recipient of Garsington Opera's Helen Clarke Award, the Nachwuchspreis at Salzburg's Oper Im Berg Festival, Les Azuriales Festival's Most Promising Young Singer Prize, the Philip and Dorothy Green Young Concert Artist Award for Making Music, the Oxford Lieder Festival Prize, a Goldman Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the Joaninha Trust Award for which she was nominated by mentor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.