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Robyn Rocklein, zwischenfach mezzo soprano, most recently appeared as the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for Opera Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center. She has sung for companies such as Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Maine’s Mount Desert Chorale and Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, Sarasota Orchestra, Graz Festival Orchestra in Austria, Orlando Opera, Opera Tampa, Florida Orchestra, and the Grammy-nominated ensemble True Concord and has appeared as Mrs. Ott in the Grammy-nominated production of Susannah at St. Petersburg Opera.
She has sung numerous opera roles to include Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Adalgisa in Norma, and the title roles in Carmen, The Rape of Lucretia, The Met’s La Périchole, and Iphigénie en Tauride. She has appeared as a soloist in numerous productions of the Verdi Requiem, Mozart C Minor Mass, Bach B Minor Mass, Mendelssohn Elijah and in the Stabat Maters of Dvorak, Pergolesi and Rossini in England, Austria, Germany, and throughout the USA.
In a recent review for her work in the Verdi Requiem with the Sarasota Orchestra she was touted as being: "obviously the crème de la crème of the entire region... Rocklein sang with glorious luster in every moment.” (Sarasota Herald Tribune, 2017). The Orlando Sentinel hailed her for her "winningly devilish Carmen" who brought a "richness of tone in Carmen's arias.”
She has also performed with the Kronos Quartet, Barry Manilow, and was "hand-picked" by John Williams for his Star Wars in Concert. She appeared as a soloist in Columbia Artists' Lord of the Rings Symphony and in the 2016 season appeared as Maria in the opera Maria and Draco with the Florida Orchestra in Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds.
Robyn was a finalist in the 2009 Meistersinger Competition in Austria and the 2008 Charles A. Lynam International Vocal Competition and has won numerous competitions in the United States.
Robyn is a US Army veteran and in 2012 she graduated with a D.M.A. in vocal performance from Arizona State University. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Ringling College of Art and Design. She is a regular performer with Qol Quartet and Siren Song.