Born in Mexico City, Davíd Robinson began his career as a finalist for two consecutive years in the National Voice Competition "Carlo Morelli." Subsequently the National Opera Company of Mexico engaged him as a soloist for opera, operetta, and zarzuela.
Upcoming engagements included the role of Gabriel von Eisenstein in DIE FLEDERMAUS, which he successfully performed in Tel-Aviv, as well as a series of upcoming concerts in Mexico, Austria and South
America, including repertoire from RIGOLETTO, LA TRAVIATA, BALLO IN MASCHERA, DON CARLO, IL TROVATORE, DIE TOTE STADT, I PAGLIACCI, TANNHÄUSER, FAUST & others.
Previous performances included the comedic role of Anibal in LUISA FERNANDA at Theater an der in Wien with Plácido Domingo; several roles in Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE with the Munich Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra with Kristjan Järvi; recitals in Spain with renowned Spanish pianist David Gómez; MADAME BUTTERFLY in Hong Kong and a series of concerts in the Philippines.
Other engagements included a gala concert with the New National Opera of Tokyo in DIE LUSTIGE WITWE and LA TRAVIATA; CANDIDE with Musikfest Bremen and Wiener Konzerthaus, as well as the role of Thug in the world-premiere of IL POSTINO at Theater an der Wien. After these performances in Vienna, he was invited by Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Palace of Fine Artes and the Cervantino International Music Festival in Mexico to perform the role of Cura in this world-premiere.
He sang other roles in DON GIOVANNI, FALSTAFF, LA TRAVIATA, RIGOLETTO, DIE FLEDERMAUS and with Los Angeles Opera in PARSIFAL and LUISA FERNANDA.
Being a versatile performer, Mr. Robinson made his debut with Lyric Opera of San Diego as The Padre in MAN OF LA MANCHA. ("The most impressive and subtle voice belongs to newcomer David Robinson...had clarity and emotional power." San Diego Union Tribune, CA.)
He recently finished filming the role of Al P. Benoit in the film "The Bohemians", directed by José Luis Cortés, which will be premiered during 2015.
David Robinson also an active concert performer, giving recital and oratorio performances in the United States, Mexico, Europe & Asia; performed as a soloist in Mozart's REQUIEM with the Sacramento Choral & Orchestra Society. ("Of the four soloists, the shining star fell to David Robinson. It's easy to see why Robinson is one of Plácido Domingo's protégés. His warm voice radiated like a well aimed bullet shot from a sonic gun." Sacramento Bee, CA.)
He has performed title roles in Zarzuelas in the United States and Latin-America such as LUISA FERNANDA, LA TABERNERA DEL PUERTO, EL BARBERILLO DE LAVAPIES, LA VERBENA DE LA PALOMA, and LA DEL MANOJO DE ROSAS. Some of which were recorded and broadcast for PBS in the United States.
Other highlights include concert versions in EVGENI ONEGIN and LIBUSHE with renowned Czech soprano Eva Urbanová. As well as a recording with Albany Records in Boris Blacher's ROMEO UND JULIA.
In Washington D.C. he performed a recital at the Mexican Cultural Institute as part of the Embassy Series. He sang in THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS with the North of England Festival Coir.
On tour he performed operettas such as THE MERRY WIDOW and THE DESERT SONG("The show only provides one solo.., but David Robinson's remarkable, soaring voice makes you wish for more." Philadelphia Inquirer.)
Recipient of a Fulbright scholarship he attended the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia for a year. He also attended SIVAM (Mexico City) and the Israel Vocal Arts Institute (Tel Aviv.) He has had the opportunity to study with artists of the caliber of Franco Corelli, Renata Scotto, Francisco Araiza, Nello Santi, Mark Oswald, Dianna Ruggiero, George Shirley and Otoniel Gonzaga.
He has sung in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the United Nations, as well as with acclaimed companies throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Opera Orchestra of New York, Los Angeles Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, Palm Beach Opera and the Washington National Opera, Theater an der Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, London Symphony, Théâtre du Châtelet, Bremen Musikfest, Munich Philarmonic Hong-Kong Opera and New National National Theater Tokio among others.
Some future projects this year include concerts and a recording of a jazz-classic program with arrangements of new and old Latin-American and world music songs, including new compositions by various composers, some of which will be presented at Wiener Konzerthaus and the role of the Singer in a production by Wiener Festwochen of "The Ballad of El Muerto", music by Diego Collatti and text by Juan Tafur among others.
"David Robinson filled in a variety of roles in Leonard Bernstein's
"Candide" with just the right smarmy slickness".
"The brilliant performance of young Mexican singer Davíd Robinson
must be singled out...... he enchanted us with his beautifully
sensitive and expressive voice....."
Padderborn- Andrea Auffenberg
"The show provides only one solo..., but Davíd Robinson's
remarkable, soaring voice makes you wish for more."
" . . . Stunning voice . . . extremely talented."
"The most impressive and subtle voice belongs to newcomer David
Robinson...had clarity and emotional power."
San Diego Union Tribune, CA.
"Singers bring down the house . . . appearing as guest artist was
Davíd Robinson . . . his charm and beautiful voice were apparent.
Both are on the cutting edge of promising careers."
El Paso Herald Post
"Of the four soloists, the shining star fell to David Robinson. It's easy
to see why Robinson is one of Plácido Domingo's protégés. His warm voice
radiated like a wellaimed
bullet shot from a sonic gun."
Sacramento Bee, CA.
" Robinson's clear sound and capable performance...is so
effective that it takes constant reminding that his character should
be scorned…aptly looks and plays the macho Apollo that describes
him." North County News , NY
"Davíd Robinson was an aptly sensitive and gentle…delightful."
Advocate & Greenwich Time, CT.
"Their fiancés/Albanians were right on the duet mark … another
comic pair with flair".
The Connecticut Post, CT.
"Good Singing...why don't we see more often singers as David
Robinson on the Israeli stage?"
Haarets Newspaper, Tel-Aviv, Israel
"His tone is solid and round, and delivered without a hint of stress . .
. at times he reached a rarefied level of beauty..."
The News Press, Florida
"...Davíd Robinson is one of the most endearing in the opera . . .
The Islander, Florida
"Davíd Robinson ...has a commanding presence."
Sanibel-Captiva Guide, Florida
"Top vocal moments... beautiful bright voice.
"Davíd Robinson showed passion in his singing . . . his smoothtimbered
voice won him an ovation."
La Oferta News, California
"Davíd Robinson must be singled out for praise . . . will undoubtedly
linger in many listeners' memories."
Valley News, New Hampshire
"Davíd Robinson's emotive and beautiful voice led the way in
Rigoletto's quartet and
Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach
"Davíd Robinson was truly outstanding."
"Sight Lines Vol. XIII No. 1 New York