An exciting new presence on the classical music scene, soprano Robin Rubendunst has already demonstrated her versatility and ability to take on a challenge. She has sung diverse roles including Ariadne in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Marguerite in Gounod's Faust in New York, and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Musetta (La Bohème).
She took a star turn as the voice of the High Priestess in Carolyn Sebron's production of Aida, and sang a "captivating" Hanna Glawari in New Jersey's Hudson Opera Theatre's production of The Merry Widow. In the title role of Marenka in The Bartered Bride Ms. Rubendunst was described by one New York critic as "an artist of international caliber," adding that "Her full-throated lyric sound and assured high notes were pleasurable to the ear, as her demeanor was to the eye."
Ms. Rubendunst's collaboration with the Polish Theatre Institute began with their production of Stanislaw Moniuszko's opera Halka. This production was presented at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse in New York City, and numerous venues throughout Poland.
She has appeared in concert in New York City with Maestro Pablo Zinger in a recital featuring the complete songs of Ignaz Paderewski, and in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in recitals of songs and arias by Richard Strauss. She recently returned to Michigan to sing her first Sieglinde in a concert presentation of Wagner's Die Walküre.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Ms. Rubendunst participated in the prestigious Phyllis Curtin Seminar at Tanglewood. She is the proud recipient of an "Encouragement Award" from the Richard Wagner Society of New York.