Eric Barry

Eric Barry

Lyric Tenor

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Winner of the Bel Canto Prize at the 2016 Maryland Lyric Opera Competition, Spanish-American tenor Eric Barry is “making an impressive mark” on opera and concert stages “with a clear timbre, evenness of projection and exceptional sensitivity” (Opera News). His current engagements include Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Opera Colorado, Macduff Macbeth for Opera San Antonio, Araquil La Navarraise and Haroun Djamileh at the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore for Boston Midsummer Opera, The Duke of Mantua Rigoletto for Syracuse Opera, Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia for Memphis Opera, an opera highlights concert and Cassio Otello with Minnesota Orchestra, and an arias concert with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Past engagements have included Rodolfo La bohème for Pittsburgh Opera, Teatro Comunale di Sulmona, North Carolina Opera and Opera Memphis. Rodolfo La bohème, Il Duca Rigoletto, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Amarillo Opera, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for the Florentine Opera Company, Lensky Eugene Onegin for North Carolina Opera, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Opera Memphis, Arbace Ciro in Babilonia at the Caramoor Music Festival, Rossini’s Otello and Tito La clemenza di Tito for Opera in the Heights, Jenik The Bartered Bride and Lyonel Martha for Boston Midsummer Opera, Eginhard Fierrabras for Bard Summerscape, Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress and Anthony Hope Sweeney Todd for Wolf Trap Opera and Alfredo La traviata and Nemorino L’elisir d’amore for Shreveport Opera. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, concert highlights include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Indianapolis Symphony, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Requiem on tour with the Munich Symphony, also with the Jerusalem Symphony and at Washington National Cathedral, and Verdi Requiem with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Other featured appearances include the National Symphony Orchestra Jacksonville Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Winston-Salem Symphony, Hartford Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, and St. Cecila Chorus at Carnegie Hall. Eric Barry has developed a close association with the Beethoven Easter Festival and the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, where he has sung and made six commercial recordings as Don Luigi Maria Padilla, Pylade Iphigénie en Tauride, Avito L’amore dei tre re and Gabriele Adorno Simon Boccanegra, Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw, as well as Beethoven Symphony No. 9. 
He returned in Spring 2016 to sing Prince Hal At the Boar’s Head and adds Araquil La Navarraise and Haroun Djamileh to his recording portfolio in 2017. The subject of the feature documentary Eric Barry: Home for Christmas (produced by KACV-TV in Amarillo), Eric Barry holds a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the School of Music at Yale University.
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