Recent and future engagements for Barnaby Rea include ERSTER HANDWERKSBURSCHE Wozzeck and GRENVIL La Traviata Royal Opera House Covent Garden, DAVID RICCIO in Thea Musgrave’s Mary, Queen of Scots English National Opera, KONRAD NACHTIGALL Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Teatro Real Madrid, QUINCE A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opéra de Lausanne, BOTTOM A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oper Frankfurt and Des Moines Metro Opera, ANANIAS The Burning Fiery Furnace and BARON ZETA Die Lustige Witwe Oper Frankfurt, RATZEKAHL Irrelohe Opéra de Lyon and MITYUKHA Boris Godunov Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse.

Previous engagements include TRUFFALDIN Ariadne auf Naxos Edinburgh Festival, POSEIDON Die Odyssee Oper Zürich, HOBSON Peter Grimes Teatro Real Madrid, SNUG A Midsummer Night’s Dream Deutsche Oper Berlin, QUINCE A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opéra de Rouen, COLLINE Opera North and Opera de Guatemala, MASETTO Don Giovanni, MOTHER The Seven Deadly Sins Scottish Opera, ALCADE/CHIRURGO La forza del destino, DER PLEGER DES OREST Elektra Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, and COLLINE La Bohème, ALIDORO La Cenerentola, BERTRAND Iolanta, ZARETSKY/CAPTAIN Eugene Onegin, BONZE Madam Butterfly Opera Holland Park.

He was a member of the Oper Frankfurt from 2016 to 2020 where roles included SPARAFUCILE Rigoletto, SOLJONY Tri Sestri, LORD TRISTAN MICKLEFORD Martha, PISTOLA Falstaff, BOSUN Billy Budd, ZARETSKY Eugene Onegin and HOBSON. He was a Harewood Artist at English National Opera from 2013 to 2016.

Past concert engagements include the BBC Proms, the Bergen, Edinburgh and Ensecu Festivals. Concert venues include London’s Royal Albert, Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Mariinsky Concert Hall in Moscow. Recordings include Die Lustige Witwe, Tri Sestri and Martha (Oehms Classics) Oper Frankfurt, a live version of HMS Pinafore (Linn Records) Edinburgh Festival and Peter Grimes (Chandos Digital) Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester which was awarded Best Classical Recording of 2021 by Gramophone magazine.

Barnaby trained at the National Opera Studio and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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