AZO Cast Members & Creatives
American mezzo-soprano Robynne Redmon has firmly established herself as one of the greatest leading ladies of this generation. Ms. Redmon is renowned the world over for her “glorious singing, intense acting, excellent phrasing, ardent tone, splendid shading, solid coloratura and excellent artistic sense”. (Das Opernglas) She has graced the world’s greatest stages including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsopera, Opéra de Marseilles, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Opéra Montréal, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, New York City Opera, Atlanta Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Minnesota Opera. Ms. Redmon has not only made her indelible mark in the Italian dramatic and bel canto repertoire, but she has also been an ardent champion of new works as well, creating such roles as the eponymous role of Bright Sheng’s opera, Madame Mao.
A consummate veteran of the stage, Ms. Redmon continues to add new repertoire befitting the splendor of her magnificent instrument and stage gravitas. Recently, she has had phenomenal success in such roles as La Principessa in Pucinni’s Suor Angelica, and Verdi’s Amneris in Aida and Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera. She has also assumed the mantle of several of Strauss’ greatest characters including Herodias in Salome and Klytemnestra in Elektra.
Always seeking to broaden her artistic horizons, Ms. Redmon has made it a point to lend her considerable talents to the great recital and orchestral stages of the world. Her large and varied concert repertoire has included Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (available on Naxos), Dvorak’sStabat Mater and Mahler’s great symphonies, Nos. 2, 3 and 8.