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Barnaby Rea


Barnaby Rea was an ENO Harewood Artist for three seasons following the completion of his training at the National Opera Studio and studies at the GSMD. He is now a member of the solo ensemble at Oper Frankfurt.

Previously for ENO: Ben Benny Paul Bunyan, Private Willis IolantheSparafucile, Don Basilio Barber of Seville, Colline, Lodovico, Nourabad, Ceprano, Second Priest/Second Armed Man Magic Flute, Ensemble Jakob Lenz.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Sparafucile, Baron Zeta, Truffaldino, Ochsenschwanz Schwergewicht, Soljony Tri Sestri, Lord Tristan Mickleford Martha, Hobson, Fabrizio Vingradito La gazza ladra, Pistola, Saretski Eugene Onegin, Prison Governor From the House of the Dead, Bosun Billy Budd, Johann Werther, Sciarrone (Oper Frankfurt); Judge Pitkin/First Workman/Radio Announcer On the Town (BBC Proms); Colline (Opera North); Masetto, Mother Seven Deadly Sins (Scottish Opera); Alidoro La Cenerentola, Bertrand Iolanta, Saretski/Captain Eugene Onegin, Bonze, Rocco I gioielli della Madonna (Opera Holland Park); Singer Intermezzo (Garsington); Hobson (Bergen/Edinburgh/Enescu Festivals); Bob Beckett HMS Pinafore (Edinburgh Festival); Madman/3rd Witness Lessons in Love and Violence (White Nights Festival); Mother Seven Deadly Sins (RTÉ Concert Orchestra); Banquo (Iford Opera); Prince Gudal The Demon (Chelsea Opera Group); Osmin Die Entführung aus dem Serail (West Green Opera); Bottom/Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Falstaff Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Dr Gibbs Our Town, Froissart The King Goes Forth to France (GSMD); Collatinus Rape of Lucretia (BYO). In concert, he has broadcast live on BBC4, BBC Radios 3 and 5 Live, performed at the Three Choirs Festival, Ludlow Festival of English Song, City of London Festival, Anghiari Festival and in venues such as RAH, RFH, QEH, King’s Place, National Concert Hall in Dublin and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, St Petersburg with orchestras including the LSO, LPO and Bergen Philharmonic.

Last updated: 14th September 2020