Repertoire

Having gained a thorough knowledge of the opera repertoire throughout his thirty-year career,  Simon Robinson is now also renowned for the interpretation of  symphonic compositions and is often sought to »christen« world premieres due to his interpretative insight. Having been warned not to get »stuck down the pit« by Maurice Handford in 1978 upon his appointment as conductor in Maribor, Mr. Robinson soon reaped the benefits of working with the »dramatic« side of music and now is often invited to bring this knowledge to play when interpreting better and lesser-known works in the concert hall. A glance at his list of repertoire will convince the reader that he always has difficulty in answering the well-worn question, »who is your favourite composer?«, but will confirm the breadth of his musical horizon.

Repertoire of Opera, Ballet, Operetta and Musical:

  • Adam: Giselle
  • Assafiev: The Fountain of Bakhchisserai
  • Beethoven: Fidelio
  • Bellini: Norma.
  • Bernstein: Candide
  • Bizet: Carmen
  • Bock: Fiddler on the Roof
  • Borodin: Prince Igor
  • Bozic: Lizistrata 75; King Lear.
  • Delibes: Coppelia; Lakme.
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; L’elisir d’amore.
  • Dvorak: Rusalka.
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess.
  • Giordano: Andre Chenier. Fedora
  • Gounod: Faust
  • Hanuš: The Servant of Two Masters.
  • Humperdink: Hansel and Gretel.
  • Kumar: Al’ pekel al’ nebo.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow.
  • Leigh: Man from La Mancha.
  • Leoncavallo: Pagliacci.
  • Loewe: My Fair Lady.
  • Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana.
  • Minkus: Don Quixote. Bajedera.
  • Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro; Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail. Don Giovanni. The Magic Flute.
  • Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann.
  • Parma: Urh, Count of Celje. Zlatorog.
  • Prokofiev: Cinderella; Romeo and Juliet.
  • Puccini: La Boheme; Turandot; Tosca; Madame Butterfly
  • Rossini: Barber of Seville.
  • Strauss; The Bat.
  • Skerl: Intoxicating Summer; Peter Klepec.
  • Theodorakis: Zorba the Greek
  • Tchaikowsky: Swan Lake; The Nutcracker; Eugene Onjegin. Sleeping Beauty; The Queen of Spades.
  • Verdi: Traviata; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Masked Ball. I Due Foscari. Falstaff. Macbeth. Aida. Ernani. Attila. Nabucco.
  • Wolf - Ferrari; Il Campiello.

Repertoire of Symphonic and Chamber Music:

  • .S. Bach: B minor Mass; Cantatas; Double Violin ConcertoConcerto for Oboe and Violin
  • C.P.E. Bach. Sinfonia.
  • Barber: Adagio.
  • Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Miraculous Mandarin Suite;Rumanian Folk Dances.
  • Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; Piano Concertos n. 3, 5; Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra.
  • Berg: Violin Concerto
  • Berlioz: Symphony Phantastique; Harold in Italy.
  • Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4.
  • Britten: Simple Symphony, Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes) Young Persons’ Guide to the Orchestra.
  • Bruckner: E minor mass; Symphony in D minor.
  • Copland: Rodeo; Appalachian Springs.
  • Debussy: L’Apres-midi d’un faune. Jeux.
  • Dittersdorf: Concerto for contrabass.
  • Dukas: L’Apprenti sorcier.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; Slavonic Dances; Serenade for Strings in E.
  • Elgar: In the South; Concerto for Violoncello. The Dream Of Gerontius.
  • Faure: Pavane.
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
  • Giordani: Harpsichord Concerto
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite; Holberg Suite.
  • Handel: Messiah; Water Music; Fireworks Music.
  • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44, 65, 75, 87-93, ‘London’, ‘Oxford’.Trumpet Concerto; Cello Concerto.
  • Holst: The Planets; Overture to The Perfect Fool; Concerto for Two Violins.
  • Hoddinot: Ritornello for Trombone.
  • Liszt: Les Preludes
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4.
  • Mozart. Symphonies Nos. 38, 39, 40, 41; Clarinet Concerto;Piano Concertos C minor, D minor, B major.Concerto for Flute and Harp.
  • Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain.
  • Orff: Carmina Burana.
  • Prokofiev: Symphonie Classique. Piano Concert No.3 Peter and the Wolf
  • Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano No. 2.
  • Respighi: The Birds. Fountains of Rome.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Spanish Capriccio; Scheherazade.
  • Rodrigo: Guitar Concerto.
  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solenelle.
  • Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto
  • Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht.
  • Schubert: ‘Unfinished’ Symphony.
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 4.
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No’s 1, 10. Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2.
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 5; Finlandia.
  • Smetana: Ma Vlast.
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels. Horn Concerto, Oboe Concerto.
  • Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Dumbarton Oaks, Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Mass; Symphony of Psalms.
  • Sullivan: The Sorcerer, Iolanthe.
  • Tartini: Concerto for Trumpet; Concerto in G.
  • Tchaikowsky: Capriccio Italien; Romeo and Juliet; Francesca da Rimini. Rococo Variations.
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Symphony No. 4.
  • Vivaldi: Gloria; Concerto for Two Celli. Concerto for Piccolo.
  • Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast; Viola Concerto.
  • Webern: Symphony Op.21.