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Insignia Artists
Gloria Parker, Artist Manager
Insignia Artists
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Ben Robinson is the General Director of Anchorage Opera, the Artistic Director of Opera Ithaca (New York) and Raylynmor Opera (New Hampshire), as well as the Managing Director of Lyric Fest (Philadelphia). He works as a director, librettist, educator, and arts administrator. As a stage and film director, he is best known for his “inspired” and “engaging storytelling” in diverse works ranging from the Baroque to modern.

He directed a film release Gianni Schicchi for Opera Ithaca in 2020, which Opera Magazine heralded as the "deftest use... of Covid-era technology as part of modern operatic reality." He was announced as a 2021 recipient of the Ewing Arts Award, which celebrates the diversity and excellence of artists in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. In February 2023, his 2022 "moving, visually daring" (Opera News) Julia Child-inspired Hansel and Gretel film joined the Opera Philadelphia Channel and was subsequently streamed at a series of outdoor events for the company in September 2023.

Directing highlights include Nabucco for the inaugural Opera Ithaca Festival, L’elisir d’amore for Anchorage Opera, a cruise ship setting of L'Italiana in Algeri for St. Petersburg Opera (nomination for Best Director, Theatre Tampa Bay), The Pirates of Penzance for Ithaca College, a soap-opera inspired conceptual production of Così fan tutte for Cedar Rapids Opera, Ariodante and Hänsel und Gretel for Temple University, Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Ithaca and Raylynmor Opera, a suburban American Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Ithaca), a reimagined double blind production of The Medium (Amarillo Opera), a fashion-world inspired La Cenerentola (Raylynmor Opera), a new chamber production of Suor Angelica (West Texas A&M University), and the world premiere of Sally Lamb McCune's We Wear the Sea Like a Coat (Opera Ithaca/Ithaca College).

Projects for the 2024-2025 season include directing Così fan tutte for Opera Ithaca, Mozart in the Museum (his newly developed adaptation of The Impresario) and Madama Butterfly for Anchorage Opera, Cendrillon (Massenet) for Cedar Rapids Opera, and L'Italiana in Algeri for Opera in the Heights.

Recent Projects

Scalia/Ginsburg - Opera Ithaca
L'elisir d'amore - Anchorage Opera
Rusalka - Opera Ithaca
L'elisir d'amore - Annapolis Opera
L'enfant et les sortilèges - Salt Marsh Opera
Ariodante - Temple University
The Pirates of Penzance - Raylynmor Opera

Nabucco - Opera Ithaca
The Impresario - Ithaca College
Così fan tutte - Cedar Rapids Opera
The Pirates of Penzance - Ithaca College
Hänsel und Gretel - Temple University
Orpheus in the Underworld - Opera Ithaca / Raylynmor Opera
L'Italiana in Algeri - St. Petersburg Opera
Gianni Schicchi - Opera Steamboat

Hansel and Gretel (film) - Opera Ithaca
The Medium - Amarillo Opera
L'enfant et les sortilèges - Ithaca College
We Wear the Sea Like a Coat (world premiere) - Ithaca College
The Impresario (Film) - Raylynmor Opera
Le nozze di Figaro - Opera Ithaca
La Cenerentola - Salt Marsh Opera


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