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Timothy Robinson



Timothy Robinson in action.
Timothy Robinson in The Bartered Bride, The Royal Opera © Catherine Ashmore

British tenor Timothy Robinson made his Royal Opera debut in 1995 as Federico di Frengel (Stiffelio) and has since sung regularly with the Company, in roles including Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser), Yannakos (The Greek Passion), Vašek (The Bartered Bride), Pong (Turandot), Vána Kudrjáš (Kát’a Kabanová), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro) and Le Remendado (Carmen) for The Royal Opera.

Robinson studied at New College, Oxford, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under William McAlpine. His Britten roles have included Captain Vere (Billy Budd) for English National Opera, Hamburg Opera and in Bilbao, Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) for Leipzig Opera, Salzburg Festival and ENO, Aschenbach (Death in Venice) for Salzburg Landestheater and Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for ENO. Other engagements include Camillo (The Winter’s Tale, world premiere) for ENO, the title role in (La clemenza di Tito), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro) for Welsh National Opera, Schoolmaster (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Arbace (Idomeneo) for Garsington Opera and Kudrjáš, Janek (Makropulos Affair), Grimoaldo (Rodelinda), Don Anchise (La finta giardiniera) and Felice (Poliuto) for Glyndebourne Festival.

Robinson’s recordings include Wonderful Town under Simon Rattle for EMI, Hot Biscuit Slim (Paul Bunyan) under Richard Hickox for Chandos and a collection of Beethoven’s folksong settings with Malcolm Martineau for Deutsche Grammophon.