Whitney Robinson, a Mezzo-soprano from Houston, Texas, received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Houston and received 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 in Gianni Schicchi, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, the Old Lady in Candide. As a member of Virginia Opera’s 2019-2020 Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program, Ms. Robinson will sing Tisbe in La cenerentola, and will perform in the Fall Education and Outreach Tour.
Having spent last summer in Colorado performing with Central City Opera, Ms. Robinson now looks forward to making her debut at Opera Saratoga this summer performing the roles of the The Marquise of Berkenfield in La fille du régiment and the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel. Other opera credits include Thelma in Later the Same Evening, Witch/Mother in Hänsel und Gretel, 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, Zaida in Il Turco in Italia and Giovanna in Rigoletto.