Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic star" and her voice described by Opera News as "an intriguingly dark and complex mezzo," Fleur Barron was awarded the 2016 Grace B. Jackson Prize for Excellence by the Tanglewood Music Festival, given to one outstanding young singer each season, and the 1st Prize in the 2013 Liederkranz Competition, resulting in her Carnegie Hall recital debut.
Highlights in the 2017-2018 season include a house and role debut as Fenena in Nabucco with Opéra National de Montpellier; a debut with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence as 1st Witch in Dido and Aeneas; a debut with Opéra Comique as the title role (cover) in Purcell's Miranda, directed by Katie Mitchell; Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust at Mark Padmore's St Endellion Festival; alto soloist with BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in Bernstein's Songfest; a recital debut at the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival with pianist Jonathan Ware; several recitals with pianist Julius Drake and cellist Natalie Clein; a recital with Barbara Hannigan for France Musique; and the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at Snape Maltings. Future seasons include house debuts in major roles with Opéra National du Rhin, La Monnaie/de Munt, Northern Ireland Opera, Opéra de Monte Carlo and Opéra de Toulon; Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress under the baton of Barbara Hannigan at several festivals; artist-in-residence with the Ojai Music Festival (U.S.) under the helm of Barbara Hannigan; the title role in Carmen with company TBA; and further recitals with Julius Drake.
In the 2016-2017 season Fleur received critical acclaim for singing the role of Anna I and simultaneously dancing the role of Anna II in Kurt Weill's Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins) at the Tanglewood Music Festival. She also made her role debut as Angelina in Rossini's La Cenerentola with Diva Opera (U.K.) on tour in France and the U.K., before joining the prestigious Mozart Residency of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence for several concerts.
Fleur holds a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and a B.A. in Comparative Literature with highest honors from Columbia University. Born in Ireland and raised in Hong Kong, London and New York, Fleur is currently based in London.
- 16 Tuesday Oct, 2018
Echo and Narcissus: Sophie Bevan, Fleur Barron, Nick Pritchard, Ryan Wigglesworth & Chorus