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 Bravo!!

"BRAVO!" to all of our talented singers, musicians, directors, designers, costumers, make-up artists, set-builders and countless behind-the-scenes friends… You have kept The Raylynmor Opera going strong for nineteen wonderful seasons!

Artistic Director, Benjamin Robinson

Benjamin Robinson, described as a "sweet and lyrical tenor," is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina.

With Raylynmor Opera, he has directed Gianni Schicchi and appeared as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance.

He begins the 2014-2015 season essaying the Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch in a series of Boston-area recitals before appearing as Basilio/Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro with Salt Marsh Opera. Benjamin next performs Larry/Matt in The Face on the Barroom Floor with Chelsea Opera before appearing in the title role of Albert Herring with Bronx Opera. He returns to Anchorage Opera in the Spring as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte.

Recent highlights include Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox with Skylight Music Theater, The Mikado with Mobile Opera, La finta giardiniera and A Little Night Music with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Tosca, Macbeth and The Pirates of Penzance with Anchorage Opera, Nabucco with Michigan Opera Theatre, Madama Butterfly with Opera Santa Barbara, Powder Her Face with Opera Vista (Houston), The Wandering Scholar and L'amant anonyme with Little Opera Theatre of New York, the world premiere of The Turing Project with American Lyric Theater and The Turn of the Screw with North Carolina Opera.

He is an alumnus of the artist development program at Kentucky Opera, where he sang Roderigo in Otello, Schmidt in Werther, Alméric in Iolanta, and Basilio in Telemann's opera Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Camacho.

As a concert soloist, notable highlights include Antígona Furiosa with the Contempo Series at the University of Chicago, Puccini Messa di Gloria with the Monadnock Chorus, Schubert Mass in G with the Cypress Quartet at the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, and the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes with the Houston Ballet Academy.

 

 

 

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