Recent and future engagements for Barnaby Rea include ERSTER HANDWERKSBURSCHE Wozzeck Royal Opera House Covent Garden, KONRAD NACHTIGALL Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Teatro Real Madrid, BOTTOM A Midsummer Night’s Dream Oper Frankfurt and Des Moines Metro Opera, COLLINE La Bohème Opera Holland Park, 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 ALIDORO La Cenerentola, BERTRAND Iolanta, ZARETSKY/CAPTAIN Eugene Onegin, BONZE Madam Butterfly, ROCCO I Gioielli della Madonna Opera Holland Park.

He was a member of the Oper Frankfurt ensemble from 2016 to 2020 where roles included SPARAFUCILE Rigoletto, SOLJONY Tri Sestri, TRUFFALDINO, LORD TRISTAN MICKLEFORD Martha, NACHTIGALL Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, PISTOLA Falstaff, BOSUN Billy Budd, ZARETSKY Eugene Onegin and HOBSON.

As a Harewood Artist at English National Opera (2013-2016) roles included SPARAFUCILE, BASILIO The Barber of Seville, COLLINE, LODOVICO Otello, NOURABAD The Pearl Fishers, PRIVATE WILLIS Iolantha, and BEN BENNY Paul Bunyan.

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) for Oper Frankfurt, a live version of HMS Pinafore (Linn Records) at the Edinburgh Festival and Peter Grimes (Chandos Digital) with the 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, and continues to study with John Evans.

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