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Barnaby Rea

Bass

Barnaby Rea
© Barbara Aumüller

Barnaby Rea made his debut at Oper Frankfurt in 2015/16, singing Fabrizio Vingradito in La gazza ladra/The Thieving Magpie and his roles for the company during his second season as a member of the ensemble include Baron Mirko Zeta in Die lustige Witwe/The Merry Widow, a Commandant in From the House of the Dead - both new productions - Johan in Werther and Mr. Bosun in Billy Budd. He starts the season off singing Hobson in a new production of Peter Grimes, a role he has sung recently in Bergen and at the Edinburgh International Festival. Other roles in Frankfurt have included Lord Tristan Mickleford (Flotow's Martha - available soon on CD - OehmsClassics), Pistola (Falstaff), Saretzki (Eugene Onegin), Keeper of the madhouse (The Rake’s progress) and a very scary Sciarrone in Tosca. This British bass was a Harewood Artist at English National Opera in London, where he recently sang Sparafucile in Rigoletto and where he can be heard again in 2018 as Private Willis in Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe. His repertoire includes the roles of Masetto (Don Giovanni), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Colline (La Bohème), Ludovico (Otello) and Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de perles). Other places where Barnaby Rea has performed in recent seasons have included Holland Park Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera North in Leeds and Scottish Opera in Glasgow.