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Nebraska native Robyn Rocklein is known for her vibrant and flexible zwischen-fach voice and has appeared as a soloist in England, Austria, Germany, and throughout the USA. Most recently hailed in the Orlando Sentinel for her "winningly devilish Carmen" who brought a "richness of tone in Carmen's arias”, her roles include the title roles in Carmen, Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen, La Périchole, Dido and Aeneas, Iphigénie en Tauride, The Rape of Lucretia, and Adalgisa in Norma, Federico Garcia Lorca in Ainadamar, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. She also had the pleasure of working with composer Libby Larsen in the Florida Premiere of Barnum's Bird as General Tom Thumb.
On the concert stage, Robyn has sung the Verdi Requiem, Mozart C Minor Mass, Bach B Minor Mass, and Rossini Stabat Mater, among others. She has performed with Arizona Opera, Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Venice Symphony Orchestra, Florida Opera Theatre, St. Petersburg Opera, Tampa Oratorio Singers, Opera Tampa, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Scottsdale Orchestra, and St. Andrew’s Bach Society. She has sung under the batons of international conductors Richard Buckley, Daniel Lipton, Edoardo Mueller, David Stahl, and Anthony Walker. She has also performed with the Kronos Quartet, Barry Manilow, Dick Hyman, Kenny Rogers, John William’s Star Wars in Concert, Columbia Artists’ Lord of the Rings Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall and in The Music of Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds as Celes Chere in the opera Maria and Draco.
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 US to include NATS Auditions (2012 & 2009) and the UA President’s Concerto Competition (2009). She has studied with Paula Baack, Kristin Dauphinais, Larry Day, Carole FitzPatrick, and Carol Sparrow and she holds a D.M.A. in vocal performance from Arizona State University.