Recently returned home from extensive performing, auditioning and coaching all over Germany and Luxembourg, lyric coloratura soprano and Vancouver native Robin Eder-Warren “has the ability to inject humour into her voice; her vocal range and versatility is impressive. She has an adept sense of timing and an expressive face and body, and she makes good use of space” (Langara Voice). A vibrant young artist and recently-named Managing Director of new Vancouver opera company Opera Mariposa, Robin has performed on stages in many corners of the world, from Weimar to New York to Disneyland, as well as across Canada.
Robin's most recent role credits include Despina in Cosi fan tutte with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (European debut) and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with The Opera Project, in which she was hailed as “simply stunning” (@nickolasmeyer on twitter). In 2010, Robin sang Papagena while covering Pamina in The Magic Flute, again with The Opera Project; joined the New York Opera Studio to sing Gretel in a scene from Hansel and Gretel; covered the role of Noemie and sang the third Spirit in Massenet’s Cendrillon with DragonDiva Operatic Theatre; and performed Young Heidi in Sondheim’s Follies with Applause Musicals. This year she is set to sing Lauretta in The Opera Project’s Gianni Schicchi and will join Opera Mariposa’s The Impresario as Mademoiselle Silberklang and La serva padrona as Serpina.
Some past credits are The Shy Girl in the musical revue show I Always Get My Man! with Opera Mariposa (original cast), Aninka in Brundibar with the Vancouver Children’s Opera ensemble, and the Dew Fairy in Opera Appassionata’s Hansel and Gretel. She has made appearances with UBC Opera and Vancouver Opera, including a turn as Macbeth's Second Apparition in a production that was heard in its entirety on CBC Radio. Robin often performs in recital, as well, most recently in Opera Mariposa’s gala launch concert Witches, Waifs and Wives: the Great Women of Opera, where her rendition of Adele’s Laughing Aria from Die Fledermaus was “perfectly and amusingly executed”, and her performance through the night praised as “uplifting and energetic. She delightfully stole the show with her playful execution” (Langara Voice).
Robin is a committed actor; her stage credits include Queen Anne in Richard III and Alma in Playing for Time with Theatre on the Hill, while her film and TV experience includes roles in the TV show Alice, I Think and in the feature film What Goes Up, starring Hilary Duff. Robin has worked with such teachers as Tracy Dahl, Judith Forst, Edith Bers and Nico and Carol Castel, and teaches voice herself from a private studio in Richmond, BC.
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