Whitney Robinson, a Mezzo-Soprano from Houston, Texas, received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Houston and her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory. Ms. Robinson studied under Bradley Williams at the New England Conservatory of Music as the Artist Diploma Candidate. Her most recent performances at the New England Conservatory include the roles of La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, Zita Gianni Schicchi, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, the Old Lady in Candide.
As a member of Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program for the 2019-2020 season, singing Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Ms. Robinson is thrilled to return as an Emerging Artist for the 2020-2021 season. She will be singing Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Zita in Gianni Schicchi and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro.
Ms. Robinson has also sung with companies such as Odyssey Opera, CLOC, Central City Opera and Opera Saratoga. Other opera credits include The Marquise of Berkenfield in La fille du régiment, the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel, Thelma in Later the Same Evening,Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon and China Cup/Dragonfly in L’enfant et les sortileges, Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, Dame Carruthers in Yeoman of the Guard, Lady Sangazure in The Sorcerer, Praskowia in The Merry Widow, Clarina in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mother in Tales of Hoffmann, and Zaida in Il Turco in Italia.