Simon Robinson
Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson is a versatile bass-baritone, who has a wide operatic and concert repertoire ranging from the Baroque, through to the Classical, Romantic and contemporary music. He studied singing at the University of Arts in Berlin with Robert Gambill and other professors.

He has performed throughout Europe with leading conductors and directors, including, Helmut Rilling, Rene Jacobs, Christopher Moulds, Christian Curnyn, Stephan Schulz, Andrea Marchiol, Christophe Rousset and Frank Markowitsch. He was one of the finalists of the Baroque Opera Competition in Innsbruck in 2010. In 2011 he reached the semi-finals in London in the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, where he was selected for the Independent Opera Prize.

As an opera singer, he made his debut in 2011 in the role of Mercury in Cavalli's opera "La Calisto" at the Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck. In 2012 he sang the title role in the premiere of the opera "Caliph" at the State Theatre of Kiel headed by Bettina Rohrbeck. He has performed in Handel's opera "Susanna" at Iford Opera Festival and in Rameau's opera "Nais" with the Aldeburgh Proms in England. His Mozart repertoire includes the roles of Leporello in "Don Giovanni" and Don Alfonso in "Cosi Fan Tutte" at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2011 and 2012.

In 2014 he celebrated great success as "Otto" in the title role of Handel / Telemann's opera at the State Opera Theatre in Magdeburg, as part of the International Telemann Festival. Other performances were at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and in France at the Arsenal in Metz.

In June 2015 he made his debut at the Bavarian State Opera as part of the Munich Opera Festival in Monteverdi's "Orfeo" as a Pastor under the leadership of Christopher Moulds.

There have been numerous concert appearances, including a Bach tour with Helmut Rilling in Germany and Chile; Bach cantatas with the Academy of Ancient Music; Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Brahms' German Requiem "with Frank Markowich at the Konzerthaus Berlin; Mahler's" Songs of a Wayfarer " with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Dvorak Stabat Mater in the Thomas Church Leipzig and recently Mozart's "Requiem" with the Staatskapelle Berlin.