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Brianna J. Robinson

Brianna J. Robinson

Soprano Brianna J. Robinson, whom The Boston Globe proclaimed as, “…a radiant voice and presence” is a native of Ravenna, Ohio. She is a former Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist with Boston Lyric Opera where she covered and performed roles such as Lucy in Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers, Mimì (cover) in Puccini’s La Boheme, Lena in Ana Solokovic’s Svabda and covered several roles in Paul Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale. She recently stepped on stage as Julie in Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Omar.

In the 2023-2024 season, Ms. Robinson makes her Carnegie Hall debut with The Cecilia Chorus of NY in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem. She also returns to Boston Lyric Opera as Jennette in Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George’s The Anonymous Lover, also covering the role of Leontine. Last season, she made multiple concert debuts with several orchestras, including the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra/New World Chorale, and the Handel and Haydn Society in the powerful performances of ‘Crossing the Deep’. Ms. Robinson was named a finalist in the Benjamin Matthews Vocal Competition with Opera Ebony and was awarded first prize at the 6th Getting to Carnegie Competition. She has participated in international programs including the Berlin Opera Academy and Opernfest Prague. She made her international debut in Ruse, Bulgaria in 2021 creating the role of Ophelia in the world premiere of Joseph Summer’s Hamlet.

Ms. Robinson is a proud graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Eastman School of Music.

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