Morris Robinson

American bass Morris Robinson made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2011 as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, a role he has previously performed with Washington National Opera, Florida Grand Opera and the Dallas Opera. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Robinson made his debut with that company in Fidelio. He has since appeared at the Met as Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), the King (Aida), and in roles in Nabucco, Tannhäuser, Les Troyens, and Salome. Other career highlights include Ramfis (Aida)  in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Miami; Fasolt (Das Rheingold) and Sarastro (Die Zauberflote) with Los Angeles Opera; the Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos) with Cincinnati Opera; Timur (Turandot) with Washington National Opera; and Sparafucile (Rigoletto) in Pittsburgh and Miami. On the concert stage, Robinson was heard with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Met Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony, New England String Ensemble, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and at the Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Cincinnati May, Verbier, and Aspen festivals. In addition, he appeared in Carnegie Hall as part of Jessye Norman’s HONOR! Festival. Robinson’s first album, Going Home, was recently released on the Decca label.