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SOPRANO ROBYN MARIE LAMP
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Robyn Marie Lamp is a powerful Florida-based soprano whose operatic and concert career is flourishing. “Soprano star quality,” “radiant pianissimos,” “silvery soprano timbre,” “supple delicacy of phrase,” and “bell-like high As, Bs and Cs out of some celestial sphere,” are just some of the ways critics describe her. Of her recent performance of Verdi's Requiem, Lawrence Budman of South Florida Classical Review wrote, "Her high C over orchestra and chorus generated sparks but her radiant pianissimos proved most distinctive. Lamp’s final prayer “deliver me” was the culmination of a deeply felt performance."
Her 2023-24 season will include the role of Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni with both Opera Tampa and Winter Opera St. Louis, as well as soloist in Considering Matthew Shepard with Master Chorale of South Florida. Highlights of 2022-23 included the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème with Opera in Williamsburg, Julia Child in Hoiby’s Bon Appétit! with First Coast Opera, and soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Masterworks Chorus at Carnegie Hall as well as with the Master Chorale of South Florida. She also was the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Palm Beach Symphony, an ensemble member of the GRAMMY-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire, and a featured soloist in galas for Opera Orlando, Opera Tampa and Gulfshore Opera.
Coming out of the COVID pandemic shutdown, 2021-22 highlights included the title role in Puccini’s Tosca with Gulfshore Opera, soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Egmont Op. 84 with Orchestra Miami and soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with both Palm Beach Symphony and Master Chorale of South Florida. She also won first place in the D’Angelo Young Artist Vocal Competition at Opera Tampa that season.
In 2020-21, the shutdown didn’t silence her for long, as she lifted her voice and spirits in virtual, outdoor and socially distanced concerts. Also that season, she sang Beethoven's Sechs Lieder von Gellert at an Orchestra Miami concert with Elaine Rinaldi at the piano.
The 2019-20 season sent her to Boston, where she appeared as Clotilde and covered the title role in Bellini’s Norma with Boston Lyric Opera. Another highlight was appearing as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Lamp performed the role of Lucrezia Borgia in Gulfshore Opera's Opera Meets Broadway gala, also performing with Broadway star Norm Lewis. That same evening, Lamp heroically stepped in as a last-minute replacement for the Verdi Requiem with the Southwest Florida Symphony. Other credits that season include Knoxville Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber with Boca Raton Symphonia, an all-Puccini concert with Gulfshore Opera and the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera Fusion.
She sang the role of Adele, and covered Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Meade’s Imogene, in Bellini’s rarely heard Il pirata at Caramoor’s Music Festival in Summer 2017. “I was especially impressed by every phrase sung by Robyn Marie Lamp as Imogene’s confidante,” a reviewer wrote. “I’d love to hear how she’d surge through a bel canto cavatina. Keep your ears peeled.” She also previously covered Meade in the title role of Donizetti’s opera Lucrezia Borgia at Caramoor. In 2016, Lamp sang the role of Romaine Patterson in the world premiere of Michael Ross' Not In My Town, a musical drama based on the story of the 1998 torture-killing of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student.
Aside from her D’Angelo win, other competition highlights include being Third Place Winner at the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition in the Gulf Coast Region; a 2016 Regional Finalist at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the South East Region; an Encouragement Award at the 2017 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition; and First Place at the 2016 Lois Alba Aria Competition.
Her training includes several prestigious programs. She was an Emerging Artist in Boston Lyric Opera’s 2019-2020 season; a Young Artist at Bel Canto at Caramoor during Summer 2014 and Summer 2017; and an Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera in Spring 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. She earned a 2012 MM from Louisiana State University, and a 2010 BM from Florida Atlantic University.
Amelia Island Opera, a company she co-founded to serve her arts-hungry North Florida community, is planning its third season; she is also company manager for IlluminArts, a Miami-based nonprofit that presents world-class performances of classical music to Miami’s vibrant arts audiences.