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BARRY BANKS | Tenor

 

Barry Banks’ outstanding facility in roles by Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti regularly takes him to the world’s leading opera houses. His Vienna in Theater in der Wien’s debut in 2016 was a new production of Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Recent opera performances have included Arnold (Guillaume Tell) at Welsh National Opera, the title role in Mitridate and Don Narciso at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Ernesto (Don Pasquale) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Count Almaviva at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Idreno (Semiramide) at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and in his debut at Royal Danish Opera. The role of Don Ramiro (La cenerentola) saw his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and he sang Rossini’s Otello at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Salzburger Festspiele. With English National Opera he has appeared as Edgardo (in David Alden’s acclaimed production of Lucia di Lammermoor), Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) and, most recently, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, and The Golden Cockerel - Laurent Pelly’s staging at Teatro Real conducted by Ivor Bolton and Paul Curran’s for the Santa Fe Opera under the baton of Emmanual Villaume. His concert appearances include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Juanjo Mena and Symphony No. 9 with the San Diego Symphony under Edo de Waart.
 

 

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