from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Vocals details
Contact DetailsRobin Eder-Warren
Praised as “nothing short of stunning” (Vancouver Presents), lyric coloratura soprano Robin Eder-Warren has sung on stages around the world, from Germany to New York to the Lower Mainland, which she calls home. The recipient of a Metropolitan Opera Encouragement Award, some of her recent operatic roles include Valencienne in The Merry Widow; Lucy in The Telephone; all three soprano roles in Gianni Schicchi; Gretel in Hansel and Gretel; Musetta in La bohème; Despina in Così fan tutte; Papagena in The Magic Flute; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro; and Norina in Don Pasquale, where she “stole the show” (The Voice) and was hailed as “priceless” (Opera Canada magazine).
A versatile performer as comfortable in musicals, theatre and film as in opera, Robin has also recently appeared as Mrs Nordstrom in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music; Meg in Little Women (earning a CTC Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical); Ophelia in Eidola at the Vancouver Fringe Festival; Laurey in Oklahoma!; Cunegonde in Candide; Young Heidi in Follies; and herself, in Mariposa’s original Broadway revue show The Butterfly, which raised $13,000 for the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation. She has enjoyed several appearances on television shows, in movies, and on CBC Radio; danced with Ballet BC; and performed in Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, and in Disneyworld.
Robin Eder-Warren is Managing Director for Opera Mariposa, and made her operatic direction debut in 2013 with Mariposa’s La serva padrona, which was called “a masterpiece of controlled mayhem” (Review Vancouver). She went on to direct Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, which was praised as a “well-honed” and “delightful” production and “an excellent harbinger of more well-cast and well-directed operas to come” (Opera Canada). In December she directed Mariposa’s production of Hansel and Gretel, which was hailed as “magical” and “superb” (Social Butterfly Club). This year she founded the West Coast Opera Studio, a new opera studio program that creates performance opportunities for talented students and young artists whose underfunded university programs or personal situations have kept them from the operatic stage.
Robin is also a voice and yoga instructor with her private studio and a summer faculty member at the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop, where she teaches yoga for singers. She continues to lead students in classes and workshops across the Lower Mainland. She is next set to appear as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Island Opera.
|Opera Mariposa||soprano; managing director|