Morris Robinson performs with True Concord
You feel Morris Robinson’s voice before you hear it. His voice rumbles in a register tailor-made for the great operatic roles. But, this son of a Baptist minister, born in Alabama and an all-American football player at the Citadel, didn’t set foot on a stage until he was 30 years old.
Once he did, things moved at rapid speed, and he has since performed at the Met, the Sydney Opera House, with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, the Wolf Trap Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic to name a few.
Of being one of the most pursued bass performers of today, Robinson says:
I don’t think music and athletics are so far apart. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude, a certain resilience that you learn in sports and in life.
Hear and feel this great voice in True Concord’s America Sings! performances, presented in collaboration with the Tucson Desert Song Festival, January 24 – 26, 2020.
“Mr. Robinson intoned his phrases, as his rich, resonant depth surrounded those of us in the balcony like a warm blanket during a frigid night”
– Fred Kirshnit, New York Sun
“…his firm, opulent tone seems to pour forth from another world.”
– Marion Lignana Rosenberg, The Classical Review