American bass-baritone Julien Robbins was last seen at WNO as Count Horn in the 2010 production of Un ballo in maschera. He has sung more than 50 roles at the Metropolitan Opera in 24 consecutive seasons since his debut there in 1979. He has appeared in Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, Aida, Carmen, Trouble in Tahiti, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Le Comte Ory, and Un ballo in maschera with such companies as Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg Staatsoper, Lisbon Opera, L'Opéra de Nice, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Florida Grand Opera, LA Opera, and Opere Company of Philadelphia. He has made concert appearances in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Opera Orchestra of New York, the Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette with Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Levine, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Israel Philharmonic led by Zubin Mehta. He has recorded the Beethoven Choral Fantasy for Telarc, La traviata for Deutsche Grammophon, and Salome for Sony Classical.