American baritone Barry L. Robinson, recently made his international operatic debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in Prokofiev’s L’amour des trois oranges. This season, he “dug into [the role of the priest Fojo] with passionate commitment” (New York Times) for a revival of Harry Lawrence Freeman’s Voodoo, not heard on the operatic stage for 80 years. As Fojo, Mr. Robinson was praised for his “ideal, thrillingly doom-laden deep baritone for the sinister spells and invocations” (Parterre Box). He is a recent 2015 recipient of an encouragement award from The Wagner Society of New York. In previous seasons, he has been featured in concert at Teatro Sodre in Uruguay and the world renowned Mozarteum Argentino Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A rising talent, Mr. Robinson has been lauded for his “amazing, robust” voice and “potential for operatic stardom” (New York Amsterdam News).
Mr. Robinson began his career with the operas of Mozart, singing Leporello in Don Giovanni, Alfonso in Così fan tutte, and both Il Conte and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. He has also had success with 20th century roles including the Herald in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace and Frank Chambers in The Postman Always Rings Twice by Stephen Paulus. His current repertoire features the baritone roles of Verdi’s opere serie, French Grand Opera, Russian opera, and the repertoire of R. Strauss and Wagner.
Barry L. Robinson is a native of Greenville, South Carolina.