Robyn Allegra Parton

British lyric-coloratura soprano Robyn Allegra Parton is a versatile musician and performer described by Opera magazine as ‘stylish’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘irresistible’, and as a ‘standout’ by The Observer.

Robyn Allegra Parton

Roles in 2018 include Zerbinetta (Longborough Festival Opera), and the title role in Coraline by Mark-Anthony Turnage (Royal Opera House, Barbican Theatre).

In 2015, Robyn performed Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  Robyn has created the roles of Agnes in Nothing by David Bruce (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Peg in Virtues of Things by Matt Rogers (Royal Opera Linbury), and the Narrator in the Sea-Crossed Fisherman by Michael Ellison (Istanbul Music Festival).  Other roles include: Mercedes (Grand Theatre de Luxembourg), Morgana in Alcina by Handel (Ryedale Festival Opera), excerpts of Mozart heroines in Amadeus for the National Theatre, and Clelia in Octavia by Reinhard Keiser (Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik) for which she was praised by German press Online Musik Magazin for her ‘clear high tones and clean, flowing coloratura’.

As a concert artist Robyn has performed with ensembles including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Gustav Mahler Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonie, and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.

Robyn has recorded the title role in Charpentier’s Caecilia Virgo et Martyr for Novum, and songs for soprano, oboe and piano by Stephen Dodgson for Toccata Classics.

Robyn read music at Worcester College, Oxford University, and studied singing at the Royal College of Music and English National Opera’s Opera Works.

Tim Morgan

Born in Leicester, Tim received his formative musical education as a chorister at the Church of St James the Greater and as a choral scholar in Leicestershire Chorale. After completing the sixth form, Tim was a Choral Scholar at Norwich Cathedral, where he studied with tenor, Ben Johnson, and worked with pianist, Tom Primrose, with whom he continues to collaborate.

Now an undergraduate scholar at the Royal College of Music, Tim studies with Tim Evans-Jones and is coached by Andrew Robinson and Lawrence Zazzo. Whilst at RCM he has taken part in master classes with Lawrence Zazzo, Patricia Bardon and Masaaki Suzuki. During this time, he has worked with such preeminent early music figures as trumpeter David Blackadder, viola da gamba player Vittorio Ghielmi, flautist and conductor Ashley Solomon and countertenor, Michael Chance.

2014 marked an important point in Tim’s early career. Highlights include winning the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers, appearing on BBC3’s Music Matters performing a previously unrecorded aria from Gluck’s Opera, Artamene, performing Handel’s Messiah with The Hanover Band, and returning to Norwich Cathedral as a soloist Bach’s St Matthew Passion. He also had the pleasure of performing at the Brighton Early Music Festival and as a young artist at Southrepps Classical Music Festival.

2015 continues to prove fruitful with particular oratorio highlights of Bach’s St John Passion with players from RCM and Salzburg Mozarteum and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Genesis Sixteen and Harry Christophers. This season, he understudied the role of ‘Apollo’ in Garsington Opera’s production of Britten’s Death in Venice and took part in British Youth Opera’s summer workshops.

Currently, Tim is studying on the Erasmus scheme at Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, where his teachers are Rita Dams and Michael Chance. Tim is the understudy for Michael Chance in the first production of Calliope Tsoupaki’s new opera, Mariken in de Tuin de Lusten with contemporary opera company, Opera2day, and the Dutch National Theatre.

Forthcoming highlights for 2015/16 include Handel’s Messiah with Norwich Cathedral Choir, a performance of Bach’s St John Passion with The Hanover Band, a recital at Raynham Hall with soprano, Rowan Pierce, understudying the role of Polinesso in Handel’s Ariodante with the RCM International Opera School, and his debut at the London Handel Festival as Arsace in Handel’s Berenice with La Nuova Musica.