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Joseph Barron

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Hailed by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times as “vocally robust” and “lyrically malevolent”, American Bass-Baritone Joseph Barron was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has recently appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Happy in La fanciulla del West and covered both the title role in Le nozze di Figaro and Leporello in Don Giovanni. Recent debuts include  Opera Hong Kong and New Orleans Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni,  Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids as the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera as Kaspar in Der Freischütz, Bard Summerscape as Basmanov in Dvorak’s Dimitrij, and the Berkshire Opera Festival as Sparafucile in Rigoletto. Mr. Barron also returned to The Princeton Festival for Don Pizarro in Fidelio and Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China.

 

Mr. Barron has previously joined the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Turandot, Salome, Tannhäuser, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, The Exterminating Angel, and The Nose. He appeared at the San Francisco Opera in the world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and with the Aix-en-Provence Festival and La Fenice as Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea. He also sang with The Glimmerglass Festival as Ramfis in Aïda, Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land, and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro. Additionally, Mr. Barron performed with Opera Philadelphia as Leporello in Don Giovanni and Montano in Otello, Pittsburgh Opera as Masetto in Don Giovanni, Prophet/Larry King in Dark Sisters, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto, Monterone in Rigoletto, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, and The Bonze in Madama Butterfly, at The Spoleto Festival as Roldano in Cavalli’s Veremonda, Arizona Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni and Monterone in Rigoletto, and The Princeton Festival as Swallow in Peter Grimes.

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