Christopher Robson

Biography

Born: 1953   Country: Scotland  
Christopher Robson is one of the leading countertenors on the European stage and recital scene. His operatic debut was in 1981 with the English National Opera. He has sung with the leading opera houses of Europe, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Scottish Opera, Opera North, the Opera Factory, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the New York City Opera, the São Paolo Opera of Brazil, Read more the Kiev Opera, and the Bolshoi Theater Opera in Moscow.

He has been regularly associated with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 1994, and in 1997 was awarded an Opera Festival Prize from the State Opera for his work with them.

He is as active on the recital and concert stage as he is in opera, often appearing in joint recitals with his brother, the tenor Nigel Robson; the composer John Lunn has written music featuring both of them. His most frequent recital program partner is pianist Petra Ronner.

Christopher Robson's repertory covers the entire range of countertenor roles from the early Middle Ages to the present day. His roles include the title characters in Handel's Julius Caesar and Philip Glass' Akhnaten; Arsamene in Handel's Xerxes and Polinesso in the same composer's Ariodante; Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Arnalta in L'incoronazione di Poppea; Orlofsky in Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus; and the roles of Edgar and Poor Tom in Aribert Reimann's Lear. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1953   Country: Scotland  
Christopher Robson is one of the leading countertenors on the European stage and recital scene. His operatic debut was in 1981 with the English National Opera. He has sung with the leading opera houses of Europe, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Scottish Opera, Opera North, the Opera Factory, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the New York City Opera, the São Paolo Opera of Brazil, Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Biber: Requiem in F minor - Introitus
Biber: Requiem in F minor - Kyrie
Biber: Requiem in F minor - Dies irae
Biber: Requiem in F minor - Domine Jesu Christe
Biber: Requiem in F minor - Sanctus
Biber: Requiem in F minor - Agnus Dei
Act I: Look! Up there (Refugee, Controller)
Act I: Darling! (Bill, Tina, Refugee)
Act I: Excuse me. Have you any English money? (Refugee, Bill, Tina)
Act I: Welcome travellers. Thank you for travelling Tri-Star (Controller)
Act I: Do I look conspicuous? (Older Woman, Refugee, Controller)
Act I: Welcome. We're always smiling as you can see (Steward, Stewardess, Refugee, Older Woman)
Act I: Down you go. Scurry down (Controller)
Act I: That's us. Is that us? (Minskman, Minskwoman, Controller, Older Woman)
Act I: No! I don't seem able to go (Minskwoman, Minskman, Controller, Refugee)
Act I: What have I done? (Minskwoman, Steward, Stewardess, Bill, Tina, Older Woman)
Act I: What have I just done? Why couldn't I go? (Minskwoman)
Act I: Excuse me. Have you a hat or a scarf? (Refugee, Older Woman, Stewardess, Steward, Tina, Bill, Controller)
Act I: Look who's coming! (Controller, Refugee, Minskwoman, Bill, Tina, Older Woman, Steward, Stewardess)
Act I: Gone. Time to be gone (Refugee, Tina, Controller, Bill, Minskwoman, Older Woman, Steward, Stewardess)
Act I: Disgusting. Record lusting (Controller, Bill, Tina, Older Woman, Minskwoman)
Act I: Due to circumstances beyond our control (Controller, Refugee)
Act II: The storm is getting worse (Controller)
Act II: It's quiet (Steward, Stewardess, Bill, Tina, Older Woman, Minskwoman)
Act II: I know. We could do the business with our trolleys (Stewardess, Older Woman, Minskwoman, Steward, Tina, Bill)
Act II: Orchestral interlude
Act II: Fierce night. Jagged light (Controller)
Act II: I bought this suitcase in New York (Minskwoman, Steward, Stewardess, Bill, Refugee, Older Woman, Tina)
Act II: The thing about people is (Controller)
I. Maestoso
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Vivace
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Grave - Largo - Grave
IV. Vivace
I. Largo
II. Presto: Tempo giusto
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
Symphony
Accompagnato: Comfort ye (Tenor)
Air: Ev'ry valley (Tenor)
And the glory (Chorus)
Accompagnato: Thus said the Lord (Bass)
Air: But who may abide? (Counter-tenor)
And He shall purify (Chorus)
Recitative: Behold, a virgin (Alto)
Air: O thou that tellest (Alto)
Accompagnato: For behold, darkness (Bass)
Air: The people that walked (Bass)
For unto us (Chorus)
Pastoral Symphony
Recitative: There were shepherds (Soprano)
Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord (Soprano)
Recitative: And the angel said unto them (Soprano)
Accompagnato: And suddenly (Soprano)
Glory to God (Chorus)
Air: Rejoice greatly (Soprano)
Recitative: Then shall the eyes (Alto)
Air: And He shall feed his flock (Alto)
His yoke is easy (Chorus)
Behold the Land of God (Chorus)
Air: He was despised (Alto)
Surely, He hath borne (Chorus)
And with His stripes (Chorus)
All we like sheep (Chorus)


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