Born in Australia, Dean Robinson studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
He has sung in Lohengrin, Palestrina, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and Ariadne auf Naxos at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; other opera performances include Pluto (Orfeo), Colline (La bohème) and the creation of the role of Passauf in Gavin Bryers’ Dr Ox’s Experiment for English National Opera; Angelotti (Tosca) and Colline for Welsh National Opera; Pluto for Netherlands Opera; Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Sarastro (The Magic Flute) and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) for Scottish Opera; Fabrizio (The Thieving Magpie) and Zaccaria (Nabucco) for Opera North; Don Profundo (Il viaggio a Reims) at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro; Lindorf / Coppélius / Dr Miracle/ Dapertutto (The Tales of Hoffmann) and the title role in Don Giovanni for Mid-Wales Opera; and The Tutor (Le Comte Ory) and Douglas (La donna del lago) for Garsington Opera.
Dean performs in concert with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra. His recordings include Donizetti’s The Prisoner of Edinburgh (Duca d’Argile) and Pacini’s Alexander in India (Timagene) for Opera Rara; Don Giovanni (Masetto), Nabucco (High Priest) and a recital album with Elizabeth Futral for Chandos Records; and Béatrice et Bénédict (Don Pedro) with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live).
On film he appears as First Officer in John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer and as Goffredo in Judith Weir’s Armida, both in collaboration with Channel 4 television.
Dean sang the role of Saul in David & Jonathan (2008) for Pinchgut Opera.
This bio taken from the last program in which Dean appeared.
Photo by Bridget Elliot
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