Barry L. Robinson, Baritone

 

Past Dates

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Made in the USA: G.Gershwin - Blue Monday - Sam - 8:00PM
Bâtiment des Forces Motrices; Place des Volontaire, 2
Genève 1204
Switzerland

Live broadcast on Espace 2 (classical-jazz-cultural radio channel of French speaking Swiss National radio, RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), then normally streaming for 30 days

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

The Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield Story - 3:00PM
131 E 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
917-402-8144

Friday, February 17th, 2017

15th Annual Salute to Black History Month; 100th Anniversary of Sylvia Olden Lee - 6:00PM Reception, 7:30PM Concert
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037
United States of America
(212) 491-2200
Price: Reception & Concert $40; Concert Only $25 ~Seniors & Students $20

SYLVIA OLDEN LEE (June 29, 1917 – April 10, 2004)
Sylvia Olden Lee, professor, pianist, accompanist is the first African American vocal coach hired by the Metropolitan Opera.  She was responsible for the historic invitation to Marian Anderson to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.  Ms. Lee played for the first inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; toured with Paul Robeson. Sylvia Olden Lee taught at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and coached world-renowned sopranos, Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle. 

Hear amazing stories about the history of Ms. Lee, as
gifted classical singers present art songs, spirituals and excerpts from operas.

  
 

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135 St.

6:00 PM ~ Reception and Concert, $40.
 7:30PM Concert only, $25. ~ Seniors and Students, $20.

 

TRAVEL:  2, 3 train to 135th St. and Lenox Av.
Bx33, M7, M10 to 135
th St. and Malcolm X Blvd.
 
 
 
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For groups of 6 or more call our message line: 212-592-0780
 
Tickets also on sale in Harlem ~ beginning Saturday, January 28, 2017
THE BROWNSTONE, 24 East 125th Street 
(Between 5th and Madison)
Telephone: 212-996-7980           
Cash only please.

 

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

An Evening of Songs & Arias - 8 and 9pm
1325 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 08519
United States of America
Price: Free

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

American Art Song - 1:00pm
440 Hoboken Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
United States of America
Price: Free!!!

Explore the art song through American composers in a program featuring vocalists Sarah Nelson Craft and Barry L Robinson. The concert will span America’s rich heritage of musical styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, and spirituals from composers Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Margaret Bonds, Henry Thacker Burleigh, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and CVM’s own Mazz Swift.

American Art Song
FREE, all ages welcome
Saturday, July 9 @ 1pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church – 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Facebook Event Page

Program
Aaron Copland: Selections from Old American Songs I & II
Charles Ives: Songs My Mother Taught Me, The Circus Band, The Things Our Fathers Loved, and The New River
Cole Porter: So In Love
George Gershwin: Embraceable You
Margaret Bonds: The Negro Speaks of Rivers (lyrics by Langston Hughes)
John W. Work This Little Light O’ Mine
Spiritual: Deep River
Henry Thacker Burleigh: Southland Sketches for violin and piano
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue *abridged, arr. by Christopher Cooley
Mazz Swift: Compassion Through LovingKindness Meditation for violin and voice

Performed by Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano), Barry L Robinson (baritone), Mazz Swift (violin), and Christopher Cooley (piano).

Sarah Nelson Craft, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft is a “born storyteller” whose commanding, versatile voice has caught the attention of audiences around the world. Carnegie Hall recently presented her in a solo Spotlight Recital with pianist Warren Jones, a triumphant performance that drew high praise from critics; Opera News described her performance as “exquisite… glowing… charming… affecting… Craft fully inhabited the music with intensity and focus.” The previous season brought her to France where she participated in “The Song Continues: Paris Residency” presented by Carnegie Hall at the Opéra Bastille. Ms. Craft made her Caramoor Festival mainstage debut in 2013 as Ninetta in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes and in several concerts there for which she was noted as a “young singer to watch out for” (taminophile.com). She also received critical acclaim for her performance as Giunone in Handel’s Agrippina with New York City’s operamission: she “knocked this exciting aria out of the park” (Parterre), and her “imposing mezzo scored in Giunone’s lone aria” (Opera magazine).

Highly sought after as a concert soloist, Ms. Craft recently performed at Alice Tully Hall with the American Classical Orchestra in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and at Carnegie Hall with the Masterworks Festival Chorus in Vivaldi’s Gloria. 2012 marked her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall as the alto soloist in both Bach’s Mass in B minor and Handel’s Messiah with the National Chorale. Other notable performances have included Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mahler’s Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, both with Princeton Pro Musica, Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. Other favorite concert roles include Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion and Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Copland’s In the Beginning, and Duruflé’s Requiem.

http://www.sarahnelsoncraft.com/

Barry L Robinson, baritone
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 Germanic repertoire of R. Strauss and Wagner.

http://barrylrobinson.com

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Three on 3 Presents: An Afternoon of Opera - 3:00 PM
12 Mount Morris Park W
New York, NY 10027
United States of America
Price: $10.00

 

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Lyric Artists of New York
Aida - 7:30 PM
225 W. 99th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States of America
Price: $25-$50

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Lyric Artists of New York
Aida - 7:30 PM
225 W. 99th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States of America
Price: $25-$50

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman - 7:00PM
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Price: $20.00 - $25.00

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman - 7:00PM
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Price: $20.00 - $25.00

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

An Evening of Opera & Spirituals - 7:30PM
2095 Pomfret Road
South Pomfret, VT 05067
USA
(802) 457-3500
Price: $20.00

Limited Seating Available

For reservations and for more information www.jarvisantoniogreen.com

Friday, May 29th, 2015

An Evening of Opera & Spirituals - 7:30PM
2095 Pomfret Road
South Pomfret, VT 05067
USA
(802) 457-3500
Price: $20.00

Limited Seating Available

For reservations and for more information www.jarvisantoniogreen.com

The audience is invited to a pre-performance reception at 6:00PM on Friday, May 29.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The Atlantic Arts Foundation
B. Britten - The Burning Fiery Furnace - The Herald - 7:00pm
Church of the Intercession
New York, NY 10032
U.S.A.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Zenobia P. Perry - Tawawa House (World Premiere) - Jake - 2:00pm
1000 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
U.S.A.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Zenobia P. Perry - Tawawa House (World Premiere) - Jake - 7:30pm
1000 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
U.S.A.

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
Germany

Friday, April 5th, 2013

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
GE

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
Germany

Friday, December 21st, 2012

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
Germany

Monday, December 17th, 2012

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
Germany

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
Germany

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

S. Prokofiev - L'amour des trois oranges - Un Ridicules
Bismarckstr. 35
Berlin 10627
Germany

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The African-American Opera Experience

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The African-American Opera Experience