Style: Opera; Classical
Title: Head of Voice - Vancouver Academy of Music
Bio: Robyn Driedger-Klassen is well known on opera, recital and concert stages.
Operatic appearances include: Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Naiade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Alexandra in the Canadian premiere of Marc Blitzstein’s Regina, Bubikopff in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia. Also in high demand for solo work, she is a frequent performer of recitals and specializes in contemporary works. Robyn is Head of Voice at the Vancouver Academy of Music and is a Founding Member of the Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI).
Over the last several years, Robyn has focused mainly on performances of contemporary music including: Kaija Saariaho’s Lonh for the Modulus Festival, Jocelyn Morlock’s Involuntary Love Songs, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with Music on Main, Jake Heggie’s, At the Statue of Venus for the SongFire Festival, Peter Hannan’s Trinkets of Little Value and Brian Current’s Inventory, both with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and premieres of Crystallography by Kati Agocs with Standing Wave, Family Songs by Edward Top with the VSO and Perruqueries, songs by Jocelyn Morlock with hilarious texts by Bill Richardson. Robyn juggles her busy performing and teaching schedule with motherly duties to two vocal critics under the age of 5.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program