Soprano Brianna J. Robinson is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in Vocal Music Performance and Black World Studies. She received her master’s degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in May of 2018. Currently in her second year as an Emerging Artist with the Boston Lyric Opera, Brianna will make her debut as Lucy in Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers in November of 2019. Last season, she covered Ofgen, Moira and Jenine in the East Coast premiere of Paul Roders’ The Handmaid’s Tale. She served as a Rising Artist with Pegasus Early Opera in the summer of 2017, singing the role of Witch #1 in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. At the Eastman School of Music, she was been involved in the production of Massenet’s Cendrillon and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea.
Brianna’s Eastman Opera Theater debut as the Empress Ottavia in Monteverdi's L'incoronatione di Poppea was praised by the Rochester City Newspaper as "a true force." She was involved in the Baroque performance ensemble, Collegium Musicum, singing the title role in Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina. Her most recent project with Shelter Music Boston, singing the role of Florence Price in “Florence Comes Home” by Francine Trester, was praised by the Boston Musical Intelligencer and the Boston Classical Review. Her recent concert engagements include the Brahm's Requiem alongside the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach’s Ascension Oratorio and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo. Along with her work in America, Brianna has also participated in international programs such as the Berlin Opera Academy and Opernfest Prague.