“he negotiates his intricate fioratura with a golden elegance, never forcing, and suddenly pounces on a phrase with an added vibrancy”

Tenor René Barbera has quickly established himself as one of today’s most exciting vocal artists. The first-ever sole recipient of all three top awards of the Operalia Competition in 2011 and winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2008, René has earned critical praise and audience acclaim for his effortless singing, his “old-fashioned warmth” (Opera News), and his expressive musicality. In the 2019/20 season, René returns to the historic Teatro alla Scala for two of his signature roles: Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Alfredo.

Additionally, he sings Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Wiener Staatsoper, at Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, marking his debut in Japan and he comes back to Palermo with concerts of Beethoven IX and Verdi’s Messa di Requiem. Following these engagements, René will debut at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, and he revisits the role of Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia.

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Upcoming performances

The Snow Maiden

Opéra national de Paris

Mikhail Tatarnikov, conductor
Dmitri Tcherniakov, director

Aida Garifullina, Yuriy Mynenko, Oksana Dyka, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Stanislav Trofimov, Vasily Gorshkov, Carole Wilson


La Cenerentola

Les Arts Reina Sofia

Maurizio Benini, conductor
Laurent Pelly, director

Anna Goryachova, Riccardo Fassi, Carles Pachón, and Carlos Chausson


I lombardi

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Ivan Repušić, conductor

Galeano Salas, Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, Tamara Wilson, and Miklós Sebestyén


I Puritani

Washington Concert Opera

Antony Walker, conductor

With Brenda Rae