Dominic Barberi – Bass

Biography

Dominic Barberi graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with MMus Perf (Distinction) under Stephen Robertson. He was a member of the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden Opera Studio between 2015-18 (supported by the Liz Mohn Foundation) with roles including 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. In September 2018 he joined the ensemble of National Theatre Mannheim with roles including Alidoro La Cenerentola, Colline La bohème, 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. Future projects include Giorgio I Puritani in Oviedo, Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia in Toulouse and Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lille.

Additional highlights include his American debut as Titurel in a new production of Parsifal, to celebrate Indiana University’s Bicentennial year, a recital at the Berlin Staatsoper and successful role debuts as Alvise Badoero La Giaconda (Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck), Publio La Clemenza di Tito and Zuniga Carmen  (Staatstheater Braunschweig).

Dominic 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 IVC s’ Hertogenbosch Competition, receiving the Handel Award.

On the oratorio platform, Dominic has appeared as a guest soloist throughout Europe in works including; Bach’s John Passion, Matthew Passion, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem and a world premiere of Luther Oratorio at the Berlin Philharmonic, most recently performed with the Dunedin Consort at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Video

YouTube playlist includes:

  • Vous qui faites l’endormie, Faust, Gounod (live performance recorded 2017)
  • She sleeps in peace – Sobakin’s Aria, The Tsar’s Bride, Rimsky Korsakov (recorded 2019)
  • Si morir ella de!, La Gioconda, Ponchielli (recorded 2019)

Reviews

“Dominic Barberi sounded aristocratic and grandiose.”

Bachtrack

“Dominic Barberi is an eloquent Bottom…the voice sits well in the bass register and he allows himself very welcome hi-hans!”

Forum Opera

“Dominic Barberi’s large and round bass voice surpasses the orchestral mass.”

Olyrix

“As an expert on power, Alvise (Dominic Barberi) offered top vocal performances.”

Krone

“But what a talent is coming! The young, tall Englishman Dominic Barberi impresses as a personality-rich Alvise with remarkable, beautifully sounding bass material.”

The Merker

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