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SOPRANO ROBYN MARIE LAMP
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Robyn Marie Lamp, a powerful Florida-based soprano, wasn’t quiet for too long during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Virtual, outdoor, and socially distanced concerts, street stages, live streams — even a “porch concert” in her neighborhood — are among the ways she lifted her voice, and spirits, remaining connected with her craft and audiences. As venues reopen, Ms. Lamp looks forward to an exciting 2022-23 season, which includes singing Mimì in La bohème with Opera in Williamsburg, Julia Child in Lee Hoiby’s chamber opera Bon Appétit! with First Coast Opera, the soprano solos in Verdi’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall with The Masterwork Chorus, concerts with the GRAMMY-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire, and the soprano solos in Messiah with Palm Beach Symphony.
Her 2021-22 season included singing the title role in Tosca for Gulfshore Opera, Mozart’s Requiem with Palm Beach Symphony and Master Chorale of South Florida, and Beethoven's Egmont with Orchestra Miami. 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 as an Emerging Artist. Another highlight was appearing as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra at the Broward Center. She returned to Gulfshore Opera to sing an all-Puccini concert and portrayed the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera Fusion, a South Florida company.
She made her Carnegie Hall debut in her 2018-19 season, singing the soprano solo in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with Mid-America Productions. That season she also sang three Verdi Requiem’s, one with only hours’ notice, as she filled in for an ailing soprano with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Of her Verdi, one reviewer wrote, “Robyn Lamp has a radiant soprano voice which she handles with great expertise and ease. She plucked bell-like high As, Bs, and Cs out of some celestial sphere, always interpreting the text with deep-felt emotion; her interpretation of the line “I am made to tremble and fear” was truly affecting.” More kudos: She won an Encouragement Award in the prestigious Rising Stars Vocal Competition at Vero Beach Opera, the same company she made her professional debut with as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Ms. Lamp has also been a two-time Regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In summer 2017, 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. “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 covered Ms. Meade in the title role of Donizetti’s opera Lucrezia Borgia at Caramoor in 2014.
She has appeared as a Sarasota Opera Young Artist, covering Nedda in Pagliacci and performing scenes as Elettra (Mozart’s Idomeneo) and Elvira (Verdi’s Ernani). In addition to her affinity for Bel Canto roles, Ms. Lamp is an accomplished Mozartian, counting among her roles Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), First Lady (The Magic Flute), and the soprano soloist in Vesperae solennes de confessore.
Her work is critically acclaimed for bringing an “immense warmth and an ability to spin long lines of melody” to the concert stage. Other concert appearances have included Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haydn’s St. Nicolai and Lord Nelson Masses; Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.