Bass – Dominic Barberi
Dominic Barberi graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with MMus Perf (Distinction) under Stephen Robertson.
A member of the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden Opera Studio through the Liz Mohn Foundation between 2015-18, his roles there included Pietro, Simon Boccanegra and Barone Douphol, La Traviata (under the baton of Daniel Barenboim); Tom, Un Ballo in Maschera; Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte; and Colline, La Bohème.
He was invited to participate in the 2019 Operalia Competition in Prague and reached the semi-finals of the Wigmore Hall Song Competition. In 2017, Dominic represented England in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and was a finalist in the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition, receiving the Handel Award.
Highlights include: his American debut as Titurel in a new production of Parsifal to celebrate Indiana University's bicentennial year; Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte; a recital at the Berlin Staatsoper; and successful role debuts as Alvise Badoero, Ponchielli's La Giaconda (Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck), Publio, Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, and Zuniga, Bizet's Carmen (Staatstheater Braunschweig). In September 2018, he joined the ensemble of National Theatre Mannheim with roles including Alidoro La Cenerentola, Titurel, Parsifal, Angelotti, Tosca, and his debut as Bottom in a new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier, directed by Ted Huffman.
Dominic has appeared as a guest soloist throughout Europe in, amongst others: Handel's Messiah, Bach's John Passion and Matthew Passion, Haydn's Die Schöpfung, Mozart's Requiem, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah, a world premiere of Luther Oratorio at the Berlin Philharmonic and, most recently, with the Dunedin Consort at the Edinburgh Festival.
Upcoming highlights include the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro in Mannheim and his debut at La Scala in a new production of Salome conducted by Riccardo Chailly.