Barbara Jin

Barbara Jin

Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano

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«“The mezzo role, sung by Barbara Jin, is presented with some subtlety. Her singing was affectingly beautiful."»
https://www.classikon.com/review/con-opera-cosi-fan-tutte/ (2018)
«"Ms Jin has impeccable diction, most suitable for a piece sung in English and a very flexible voice suitable for a variety of singing genres."»
https://www.classikon.com/review/con-operas-fairy-queen/ (2018)
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaAngelina (cenerentola)
2017Floyd: SusannahMrs. Mclean
2017Purcell: The Fairy QueenMopsa
2017Purcell: The Fairy QueenSecrecy
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2016Haydn: Mass No. 11, Hob. XXII/11, D minor (Nelson Mass)Alto
2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaThe Monitress

Bio


Mezzo-soprano Barbara Jin graduated in Masters of Opera Performance, studying with Maree Ryan AM. She was a recipient of the Diane Wishart and Quin Quin Foundation scholarships. She is now working with Swiss Soprano Noëmi Nadelmann and Nicole Dorigo. And she is one of the young artist in Pacific Opera 2017 Young Artist Program.




Barbara’s operatic credits have included Mercedes (Carmen), La Badessa, La Suora Zelatrice and La Suora Infermiera (Suor Angelica), Miss Fitzhenry, Lady Jersey and Second Nun (Williamson’s English Eccentrics), and Dawn’s Attendant, Mopsa and Secrecy (The Fairy Queen). ClassikON commented of her performance in The Fairy Queen, “Ms Jin has impeccable diction, most suitable for a piece sung in English and a very flexible voice suitable for a variety of singing genres." Barbara has also appeared in the ensemble for Adamo’s Little Women, Bernstein’s MASS as a Street Singer at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, and in the premiering opera, Ui no Fa’aoe. In October 2016, Barbara was portraying Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. ClassikON commented of her performance in Cosí fan tutte, “The mezzo role, sung by Barbara Jin, is presented with some subtlety. Her singing was affectingly beautiful." In January 2017, she cast Mrs McLean in Susannah (Floyd) with Opera New England. And in February 2017, she was the title role Angelina (Cenerentola) in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar. She is La Badessa in Suor Angelica with Rockdale Opera in November.




Barbara’s concert repertoire includes Mass in D minor ‘Nelson’ (Haydn), Messiah (Handel), Symphony No.9 (Beethoven), Mass (Bernstein), Requiem (Saint-Saens), Stabat Mater (Rossini), Requiem (Mozart) and Alexandre Nevski (Prokofiev). Her current engagements include Messiah with Sydney Combined Church Choirs (annual Town Hall Messiah), Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Ecumenical Choir and Willoughby Symphony Choir, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Stabat Mater (Rossini) with Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, Requiem (Mozart) with Penrith Symphony Orchestra and Alexandre Nevski (Prokofiev) with Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.




Barbara’s awards include the 2nd prize and the People's choice of Joan Carden Award 2017. Second prize of Artist Of The Year 2016-2017 in Great Composers Competition. First prize in German Art Song for the Hong Kong International Singing Competition; first prize in 19th Century Music; first prize in Opera for the Great Composers Competition and second prize in the Nuremberg Music Festival. And she is one of the 5 finalists in CS international online competition.



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Suor Angelica The Abbess Immediately 2017
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Alto Immediately 2018
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Nicklausse 1 week
Mozart: Requiem Alto Immediately 2018
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Mezzo-soprano Immediately 2017

Awards

joan carden competition Runner up
2018
Joan carden competition people's Choice
2018
the great composers competition Artist of the year
2018
first prize, 19th century music, the great composers competition
2018
1st prize, opera, the great composers competition
2018
finalist, cs international online competition
2018
1st prize, hongkong international competition
2018