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Joseph Barron


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 the Sullivan Foundation Awards. His 2018-2019 season included Happy in La fanciulla del West, covering Leporello in Don Giovanni and joining the production of Falstaff with the Metropolitan Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Hong Kong and Curtis on Tour in Mexico City, and Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China with the Princeton Festival. In the 2019-2020 season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the title role in Le nozze di Figaro.

Mr. Barron’s recent engagements include productions of Turandot, The Exterminating AngelSalomeTannhäuser, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, and The Nose with the Metropolitan Opera, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro  with Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids, Kaspar in Der  Freischütz 

with Virginia Opera, Basmanov in Dvorak’s Dimitrij at Bard Summerscape, Leporello in Don Giovanni with New Orleans Opera, Don Pizarro in Fidelio with the Princeton Music Festival, the world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene with the San Francisco Opera, Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea with the Aix-en-Provence Festival and La Fenice, Ramfis in Aida, Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land, and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro at the Glimmerglass Festival, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Montano in Otello with Opera Philadelphia, 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 with Pittsburgh Opera, Roldano in Cavalli’s Veremonda with Spoleto Festival, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Monterone in Rigoletto with Arizona Opera, and Swallow in Peter Grimes at the Princeton Festival.

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"Rainelle Krause is a catalog of facets as she presents a diverse Pat Nixon, at once deferent and astute, aloof and canny, and ready for any role presented to her. Best of all is how Krause finds the hominess in Mrs. Nixon while honing in on her skillful intelligence....


"The evening’s Don Giovanni was Mexican-American Richard Ollarsaba who brought an Iberian flavor to what is, after all, a Spanish part, more a Don Juan than a Don Giovanni. His was a brooding, if mellifluous, presence. He was well-paired with the energetic and comedic...


"An excess of riches, no question about it. And that included the somewhat ethical assassin, Sparafucile. Joseph Barron’s rich bass-baritone made his scenes ring with threat and menace (while still sounding gorgeous). And his singing in the Act three quartet helped mak...


"The cast was strong from top to bottom, led by the enthusiastic portrayal of Figaro by Joseph Barron, whose bright, focused singing was suited to the role; his Figaro was believably enamored of his Susanna."
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"Tenor Clay Hilley . . . communicated Dimitrij's sincerity and sang the beleaguered leader's difficult, high-lying music with musical skill, emotional investment and attractive tone quality. Hilley's Wagnerian potential extends to clear suitability for several Slavic r...

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