Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Me Llaman La Primorosa - El Barbero De Sevilla - Bárbara Barradas - soprano by Bárbara Barradas
End of Season Concert of F.C.Gulbenkian 2015-2016 season. Bárbara Barradas - Soprano Jan Wierbza - Conductor Gulbenkian Orchestra by Bárbara Barradas
Barbara Barradas Soprano - Lucia di Lammermoor - Regnava nel silenzio - Oper im berg festival 2015
Barbara Barradas - Soprano - "Care Compagne...Come per me sereno..." - La Sonnambula - Bellini
Barbara Barradas soprano - Mad scene - Lucia di Lammermoor - Donizetti
Bárbara Barradas, young Lyric-coloratura Soprano from Lisbon, described as a “pure talent” and “an outstanding artist, a born singer (…) with a round and beautiful voice, an exceptional stage presence, and a messa di voce that after Caballe was barely to find” - Ingo Kolonerics Intendant Opera im Berg Festival. Recently made her Debut in Salzburg with Lucia – Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti - in Oper im Berg Festival, in which she was praised and very well received by the critiques and the audience.
Her young career already includes roles as Lucia - (Lucia di Lammermoor) – Oper Im Berg Festival in Salzburg, OHP (cover) in London and also at De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam (ENOA Workshop); Gilda (Rigoletto); Branca (Tição Negro by Augusto Machado); Susanna (ENOA) and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro)- F. C. Gulbenkian, with Paul McCreesh (conductor); A Fada - (La Fèe) in the portuguse version of Cendrillon - by Pauline Viardot at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon; Frasquita (Carmen) - UK; Amore (Serenata “L’Endimione” by N. Jommelli) with Divino Sospiro Orchestra; Delia (Il Viaggio a Reims) – TNSC; Princesa (O Gato das Botas) – TNSC; Donna Anna e Zerlina (D.Giovanni); Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte); Emmie- (Albert Herring), Maria (WSS); Bellinda (Dido & Aeneas).
In the summer of 2016, Bárbara was the guest singer for the end of the Season Concert of F. C. Gulbenkian Orchestra, and at Almada Music Festival, (also with Gulbenkian Orchestra); with Divino Sospiro she sang at Festival Terras sem Sombra; she was invited to sing at Dias da Musica no CCB – “From Gounod until Messiaen-100 years of Mélodie” – , and also in recitals of Palácio da Pena in Sintra - both events with the conductor João Paulo Santos. She sang Soprano I - C minor Mass – Mozart in UK; and she is guest soprano of Classical Kick’s in London.
She sang at various Opera Galas: in St James Theatre (London); Verdi Gala at Teatro Nacional São Carlos in Lisbon; with Orquestra do Algarve in CCB ; at Luísa Todì Theatre with the Metropolitana Orquestra of Lisbon at the Gala of the 70th anniversary of the Tenor Carlos Guilherme; at Tivoli Theatre and in Campo Pequeno; with the Orquestra do Clássica do Centro; with Clonter Opera Farm Music Trust (UK) and at De Singel (Antwerp).
Future engagements include once again the role of Lucia - Lucia di Lammermoor - Donizetti, at Meiningen Theatre in Germany; Nice1 in Peter Grimes at TN São Carlos (Lisbon); she will be Ines di Castro in Inês de Castro by Giuseppe Giordani at Festival de música de Alcobaça (Portugal) with the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra (OSP) and the conductor João Paulo Santos, with whom she will record it in CD; Bárbara will also record Las Siete Palabras de Cristo en la Cruz by Garcia Fajer and Joaquim dos Santos’s Stabat Mater, which will be debuted in Guimarães (Portugal) with the Baroque Orchestra Divino Sospiro.
Bárbara studied piano and voice at the Nacional Conservatoire of Music in Lisbon . At the age of 20, she won a scholarship by Gulbenkian Foundation to study in GSMD in London, completing her Bmus and Mmus in Vocal Studies with Distinction. She joined Flandres Operastudio and WIAV. Took part in the Masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Enza Ferrari; Mara Zampiere, Ann Murray, Graham Johnson, Dennis O’Neill, Sarah Walker, Nelly Miricioui, Tom Krause, amongst others. She won several prizes and scholarships: F.C. Gulbenkian, Vasconcellos award, City of London Corporation; Bocage Prize in Concurso de Canto Lírico Luísa Todi, Audience Award in 1 st Concurso Lírico da Fundação Rotária Portuguesa, 3rd Prize in International Rotary Opera Contest, 3rd Prize, the Lieder Prize and the Audience Prize in 5º Concurso Lírico da Fundação Rotária Portuguesa, 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the 7ºConcurso Lírico da Fundação Rotária Portuguesa, Donizetti Prize (Performance as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor in 2015) at Grandi Voci competition in Salzburg; and 1st Prize at Jovens Classicos Competition 2013 at Forum Luísa Todi – Portugal.
CV & Repertoire
|Musical Work||Role||Jump-in ready?||Company||Year|
|Britten: Peter Grimes||Peter Grimes||TNSC||2017|
|Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor||Lucia Di Lammermoor||Immediately||2015|
|Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro||Barbarina||24 hours||2015|
|Verdi: Macbeth||Dama di Lady Macbeth||24 hours||2015|
|Bellini: La Sonnambula||Amina||No||2015|