Recent and future engagements for Barnaby Rea include ERSTER HANDWEKSBURCHE Wozzeck Royal Opera House Covent Garden, ANANIAS The Prodigal Son and BARON ZETA Die Lustige Witwe Oper Frankfurt, QUINCE A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opéra de Rouen, RATZEKAHL Irrelohe Opéra de Lyon, BOTTOM A Midsummer Night’s Dream Des Moines Metro Opera and Oper Frankfurt, POSEIDON Die Odyssee Oper Zürich, and SNUG A Midsummer Night’s Dream Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Previous engagements include TRUFFALDINO Ariadne auf Naxos Edinburgh Festival and a number of house debuts including HOBSON Peter Grimes Teatro Real Madrid, SNUG A Midsummer Night’s Dream Deutsche Oper Berlin, roles in La Forza del Destino and Elektra Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and the world premiere of Die Odysee Oper Zürich. He will sing BOTTOM A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Oper Frankfurt where he was a member from 2016 to 2020 and where roles have included LORD TRISTAN MICKLEFORD Martha, SPARAFUCILE Rigoletto, JARNO Mignon, OBRIST KOTTWITZ Der Prinz von Homburg, SOLJONY Tri Sestri, TRUFFALDINO Ariadne auf Naxos, PISTOLA Falstaff, HOBSON Peter Grimes, and BOSUN Billy Budd.

Other past engagements have included PUBLIO La clemenza di Tito Bergen National Opera, Beethoven’s Prüfung des Küssens and Tremate, Empi Tremate, HOBSON Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, WITNESS 3/MADMAN in Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence Mariinsky Theatre, SPARAFUCILE Rigoletto, BASILIO The Barber of Seville, COLLINE La Bohème, LODOVICO Otello, NOURABAD The Pearl Fishers, PRIVATE WILLIS Iolantha, CEPRANO Rigoletto, SECOND PRIEST/SECOND ARMED MAN The Magic Flute, BEN BENNY Paul BunyanENO, COLLINE La Bohème Opera North, Opera de Guatemala, MASETTO Don Giovanni, MOTHER The Seven Deadly Sins Scottish Opera, ALIDORO La Cenerentola, ZARESKY/CAPTAIN Eugene Onegin, BONZE Madam Butterfly, ROCCO I Gioielli della Madonna and BERTRAND Iolanta Opera Holland Park, and HOBSON Bergen International Festival and Edinburgh Festival.

In concert he sang HOBSON Enescu Festival, JUDGE PITKIN/FIRST WORKMAN/RADIO ANNOUNCER On the Town BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, Verdi’s Requiem Adrian Boult Hall Birmingham and Mozart’s Requiem Royal Festival Hall London. A keen interpreter of Kurt Weill, Barnaby has sung Vom Tod im Wald and Mahagonny Songspiel Kings Place London and MOTHER The Seven Deadly Sins National Concert Hall Dublin with the RTÉ Orchestra. He live recorded BOB BECKETT HMS Pinafore Edinburgh Festival.

Barnaby is a former Harewood Artist at English National Opera (2013-16). He trained at the National Opera Studio and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and continues to study with John Evans.

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