Recipient of the Ian Rosenblatt Bursary at the Wexford Festival in Ireland and a top prize winner in the Montreal International Music Competition, baritone Peter Barrett is one of Canada’s most important new faces on the opera and concert stage.
Peter Barrett began the 2012-2013 season by returning to the Canadian Opera Company as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. During his 2011-2012 season, Barrett appeared with the Newfoundland Symphony in their performances of Handel’s Messiah as well as in concert with Aldeburgh Connection Concert Season. During the 2010-2011 season Peter Barrett appeared in The Nightingale at Brooklyn Academy of Music and returned to the Canadian Opera Company as Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos. Also this season Mr. Barrett made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Malatesta in Don Pasquale opposite Anna Netrebko. In the 2009-2010 season he returned to the role of Marcello in La bohème for Minnesota Opera, Opera Hamilton and the Newfoundland Symphony.
Engagements for the 2013⁄2014 season began with a return to the Canadian Opera Company as Ned Keene in Peter Grimes, as well as having joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for Die Fledermaus as Dr. Falke, and in April of 2014 joined the roster for the Vancouver Opera’s production of Don Carlo where he took on the responsibilities of Rodrigo.