Robyn Rocklein, Mezzo Soprano
Verdi’s Requiem, 2016/2017
Barnum’s Bird, 2015/2016
Nebraska native Robyn Rocklein is known for her vibrant and flexible mezzo soprano voice. She appeared as a soloist in England, Austria, Germany, and throughout the USA. Her roles include Adalgisa (Norma), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Carmen (Carmen), Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible), Federico Garcia Lorca (Ainadamar), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Périchole (La Périchole), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), and most recently Dejanira (Hercules) and Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride). Robyn has sung under the batons of international conductors Richard Buckley, Daniel Lipton, Edoardo Mueller, David Stahl, and Anthony Walker.
On the concert stage, Robyn has sung Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Dvořák’s Mass in D, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Honegger‘s Le Roi David, Mendelssohn’s Psalm No. 42, Mozart’s Requiem, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, among others. Robyn has performed with companies such as Arizona Opera, Opera Tampa, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Scottsdale Musical Artists, and St. Andrew’s Bach Society. She has also performed with the Kronos Quartet, Barry Manilow, Dick Hyman, John William’s Star Wars in Concert with Anthony Daniels, and Columbia Artists’ Lord of the Rings Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall.
Robyn was a finalist in the Meistersinger Competition (2009) in Austria and the Charles A. Lynam International Vocal Competition (2008), and has won numerous competitions in the USA to include NATS Auditions (2012 & 2009) and the UA President’s Concerto Competition (2009). She holds a B.M. and M.M. from the University of Arizona and a D.M.A. in vocal performance from Arizona State University. www.robynrocklein.com