Twyla Robinson begins the season in performances of Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony with the Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She opens the season of The Cleveland Orchestra in a gala performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Franz Welser-Möst and then joins Arizona Opera as Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte. Ms. Robinson will perform a recital at Stephen F. Austin University in East Texas and will be heard in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Bochum, Germany. Further orchestra performances include Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Nashville Symphony, Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Rochester Philharmonic, and Verdi’s Requiem with National Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Robinson began the 2008–2009 season with performances of Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City and at the Richard Fisher Center at Bard College. She performed the Four Last Songs with the ballet of Opéra National de Paris as part of a tribute to well-known choreographer Maurice Béjart. She was heard as Donna Anna in Arizona Opera’s production of Don Giovanni, joined Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and the world premiere of Absolute Ocean, a work for soprano, harp and orchestra, and appeared in concert with the Indianapolis Symphony in a program of Berg, Haydn and Poulenc. She was heard as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and performed Verdi’s Requiem with Donald Runnicles at the Grand Tetons Music Festival. She finishes the season with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Aspen Music Festival.