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From Football to the Opera Stage: The Incredible Journey of Morris Robinson

Morris Robinson as Parsi Rustomji in LA Opera’s 2018 production of “Satyagraha” Photo by Cory Weaver

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From Football to the Opera Stage: The Incredible Journey of Morris Robinson

 
 
Morris Robinson is a bass. You know he’s a bass as soon as he opens his mouth to say hello. Robinson recently finished a run at LA Opera as The Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s Don Carlo. He’s currently singing the role of Parsi Rustomji in Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha also at LA Opera. But as Robinson told KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, his path to becoming an opera singer was anything but direct.
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Brian Lauritzen
Brian Lauritzen
Published on 04.01.2019

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