Christopher ROBSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1953-12-09
Education Cambridge Coll of Arts & Technol, Trinity Coll of Music London
Publications N/A
Recreations films, theatre, food and wine, driving
Clubs Home House
Style Christopher Robson, Esq
Career counter-tenor; studied with: Nigel Wickens, James Gaddarn, Paul Esswood, Helga Mott, Geoffrey Parsons, Sir Peter Pears, Laura Sarti, Thomas Helmsley, John Shirley Quirke; concert debut Queen Elizabeth Hall with London Orpheus Choir and Orch 1976, operatic debut as Argones in Sosarme with Barber Opera Birmingham 1979; memb: London Oratory Choir 1974-81, Monteverdi Choir 1974-85, King's Consort 1979-86, Westminster Cathedral Choir 1981-84, ENO 1981-, New London Consort 1985-; roles with ENO incl: Shepherd in Monteverdi's Orfeo (ENO debut) 1981, title role in Akhnaten (UK premiere), Edgar/Mad Tom in Lear (UK premiere), Arsamenes in Xerxes, title role in Julius Caesar, Polinesso in Ariodante 1993 and 1996, Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream 1995; has also performed princ roles with opera cos incl: Royal Opera Co Covent Garden, Houston Grand Opera, NY City Opera, Northern Stage, Covent Garden Opera Festival, Opera Factory London, Opera Factory Zurich, Nancy Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Scottish Opera, Berlin Kammeroper, Bavarian State Opera, São Paulo Opera, Innsbruck Landestheater, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Pfalzbautheater Ludwigshafen, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Opera North, Chicago Lyric Opera, Flanders Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera (world premiere of Flight 1998), Lyric Theatre Hammersmith (world premiere of The Maids); has performed with orchs incl: Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orch, London Sinfonietta, London Bach Orch, BBC Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, London Baroque Orch, European Baroque Orch, Hanover Band, Concentus Musicus Vienna, Tonhalle Orch Zurich, Vienna Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, Rochester Symphony Orch, Sharoun Ensemble Berlin; worked with conductors incl: Sir Charles Mackerras, Walter Weller, Claudio Abbado, Gustav Leonhardt, Roy Goodman, Niklaus Harnoncourt, Richard Hickox, Mark Elder, Paul Daniel, Ton Koopman, Rene Jacobs, Howard Arman, David Atherton, Sir Neville Marriner, Noel Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, John de Main, Christopher Keene, Peter Neumann, Brenton Langbein, Zubin Mehta, Simone Young; performed at festivals incl: BBC Proms, Chichester, Three Choirs, Greenwich, Camden, Almeida (world premiere of Casken's Golem), Huddersfield Contemporary Music, Aix en Provence, Montpelier, Stuttgart, Den Haag, Bruges, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Zurich, Salzburg, Wiener Moderne, Warsaw; gala performances incl: Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1986, ENO 1987, Sadler's Wells 1991; >ir< Valls' Missa Scala Aretina (with Thames Chamber Orch), Vivaldi's Nisi Dominus (with Kings Consort), Biber's Marienvespers (with Salzburg Bachchor) and Requiem (with New London Consort), The Delights of Posilipo (with New London Consort), Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers (with New London Consort), Monteverdi's Orfeo (with New London Consort), Blow's Venus and Adonis (with New London Consort), Heinrich Schütz Auferstehungs and Weinacht Historias, Tippett's The Ice Break (with London Sinfonietta), Maxwell-Davies' Resurrection (with BBC Philharmonic), Handel's Messiah (with Collegium Musicum 90), Casken's Golem (with Music Projects London), Locke's Psyche and Bach Magnificat (with New London Consort), Purcell's Odes (with the Orch of the Age of Enlightenment), Handel's Xerxes (Bavarian State Opera), Arne's Artaxerxes (PArley of Instruments), Vivaldi's Canatatas (New London Consort); >ir< Xerxes (ENO), Ariodante (ENO), Orontea (Innsbruck Festival), Hail Bright Cecilia (Norrington), My Night with HAndel (Channel 4), Hell for Leather (DRS Television); >ir< finalist Kathleen Ferrier Award 1978, winner GLAA Young Musician Award 1979, winner Wroclawskiego Szermierza Statuette Wroclaw Int Music Festival 1991, Opernfestspiel Prize Munich 1997
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