Bass (United States)
HGO Appearances: Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Previously: Commendatore
in Don Giovanni and Joe in Show Boat (2013).
About the Artist: A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Morris Robinson made
his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Fidelio. He has
since appeared there as Sarastro in The Magic Flute,
Ferrando in Il trovatore, the King in Aida, and
in roles in Nabucco, Tannhäuser, and new
productions of Les Troyens and Salome. He has
also appeared at the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera
Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Cincinnati Opera,
Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Vancouver Opera,
Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Australia, and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
His many roles include Osmin in The Abduction from the
Seraglio, Ramfis in Aida, Zaccaria in
Nabucco, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Grand
Inquisitor in Don Carlos, Timur in Turandot, the
Bonze in Madame Butterfly, Padre Guardiano in La forza
del destino, Ferrando in Il trovatore, and Fasolt in
Das Rheingold. This season, he returns to Opera
Philadelphia as the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos and to
the Atlanta Opera in Rigoletto.