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Barnaby Rea

Season 2019/20 Barnaby Rea will visit Bergen both as Hobson in Peter Grimes, as well as Publio in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito.

The British bass Barnaby Rea graduated from the Guildhall School of Music before entering the National Opera Studio in London. In recent seasons he has performed a series of roles at the English National Opera, notably Don Basilio in the Barber of Seville, Colline in La Bohème and Lodovico in Otello. At the Scottish Opera he sang Masetto in Don Giovanni in 2013, and Bonzo in Madame Butterfly at Opera Holland Park the same year.

He has appeared at Oper Frankfurt in a broad array of operas: Falstaff, Martha, Eugene Onegin, The Rake’s Progress and Jeanne d’Arc au bucher. Hobson in Peter Grimes 2017 was his Scandinavian debut, and autumn 2019 Barnaby was back in this role in Bergen, as well as Oslo and London. Spring 2020 he will sing Publio in our brand new production of La clemenza di Tito by Mozart.


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Running period: 21-27/03

La clemenza di Tito

Mozarts last opera holds some of his most extraordinary and emotional music.

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Running period: 30-31/05

Peter Grimes 2017

Britten's masterpiece, set in a claustrophobic seaside town on the England's windswept coast presents some of the most powerful and theatrical music ever written for the operatic stage.

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