Dominic Barberi  Bass
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Since the season 2018/19 Dominic Barberi is a member of the National Theatre Mannheim ensemble, where he sings such roles as ALIDORO in “La Cenerentola”, ANGELOTTI in “Tosca”, TITUREL in “Parsifal”, HANS SCHWARZ in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and DON FERNANDO in “Fidelio”.

In spring 2019 he makes his debut as BOTTOM Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Opéra de Montpellier.

From 2015-2018 Dominic Barberi was a member of the State Opera Unter den Linden, Berlin supported by a scholarship of the Culture and Music Foundation Liz Mohn Here, he appeared in such roles as OSTE in “Manon Lescaut”, the 2nd ARMOURED MAN in “Die Zauberflöte”, TOM in “Un ballo in maschera”, PIETRO in “Simone Boccanegra”, the SECOND GRAILKNIGHT in “Parsifal” just to name a few.
Highlights include COLLINE in “La Bohme” and SARASTRO in “Die Zauberflöte” – two of his crucial roles.

Dominic was born in England and completed with distinction his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland with Stephen Robertson.
He attended master classes a.o. with Francisco Araiza, Deborah Polaski, Dame Ann Murray, Olaf Bär, David Syrus, Brigitte Fassbaender, Sir Thomas Allen. The young singer had guest performances in the entire United Kingdo. He sang in numerous productions a. o. in Gioacchino Rossini’s “Petite Messe solemnelle”, Antonín Dvořák’s “Stabat Mater”, Michael Tippett’s “A Child of our Time”, Joseph Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s “Elias”. Besides, he sang Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Messiah” in Copenhagen.

In 2014, Dominic Barberi made his debut at the Opera North as FAMIGLIARI in “L’incoronazione di Poppea”. At the Opera North he also was SALVADOR in Manuel de Fallas‘ “La vida breve” and he sang BANQUO in Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Scottish Opera. Further roles include THESEUS in Benjamin Britten's” A Midsummer Night's Dream”, The SPEAKER in W.A. Mozart's “Die Zauberflöte” and ANTINOO in Monteverdi’s “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria”.

In summer 2016 he made his debut at the Bregenz Festival, where he portrayed COLAS in „Bastien und Bastienne” and the COMMENDATORE in “Don Giovanni”.

In spring 2017 Dominic Barberi made his successful debuts as ABIMELECH in „Samson et Dalilah“ and FERRANDO in „Il Trovatore“ at the Dessau Theatre.

Moreover, in the season 2017/18 he has appeared as ALVISE in Ponchielli‘s „La Gioconda“ at the Innsbruck Municipal Theatre. This season he will also be the MEDICO in MACBETH at the r Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, next to Plácido Domingo and Anna Netrebko, conducting Barenboim.

Dominic has been representing England as one of the 20 singers for the “BBC Singer of the World 2017”.