Performance Year: 2021
Hailed as a “charismatic star” by the Boston Globe and as “a knockout performer” by The Times, British-Singaporean mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron is a 2018 HSBC Laureate of the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the recipient of the 2016 Grace B. Jackson Prize from the Tanglewood Music Festival, awarded to one outstanding young singer each year. She is mentored by Barbara Hannigan.
In the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Barron makes house debuts at Opera Philadelphia as Museum Curator in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Woman with Eyes Closed, Arizona Opera as the title role in Carmen, and Garsington Opera as Olga in Yevgeny Onegin. She also sings Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea at Versailles Opera and Mercedes in Carmen at Opéra de Monte-Carlo. In concert, she performs in a duo recital with bass-baritone Eric Owens and pianist Julius Drake at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and gives a solo recital with pianist Patrick Nebbula at the Cannes Music Festival.
Highlights of recent seasons include debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic as La Zelatrice in staged performances of Suor Angelica under Kirill Petrenko and at Cape Town Opera as the title role in Orphée et Eurydice. She has also sung First Witch in Dido and Aeneas at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and both Anna I and Anna II in Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins at the Tanglewood Music Festival. In concert, she has performed Stravnisky’s Pulcinella with the Munich Philharmonic under Barbara Hannigan, Bernstein’s Songfest with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Vaughan William’s Serenade to Music with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Fleur holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University.
For more information about Fleur Barron, please visit www.fleurbarron.com.