René Barbera makes his highly anticipated house debut at Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège as Elvino in a new production of Bellini's La Sonnambula. Director Jaco Van Dormael brings his renowned poetic imagery to create the pastoral idyll and touching innocence of the heroine, Amina, to this profoundly endearing work. Speranza Scappucci conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.
René Barbera makes his highly anticipated debut at the New National Theatre in Tokyo this month, singing Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Fresh off the heels of his performances as Count Almaviva at Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice in January, Mr. Barbera garnered acclaim for his "bright and ringing timbre, and extensive, confident and precise agility as he showed during the performance." (
René Barbera starts the new year at Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice singing his signature role of Count Almaviva from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia on January 15, 17, & 19. This engagement marks Mr. Barbera's second run as Count Almaviva this season; he revisits the role next month for his debut in Japan with Tokyo's New National Th
The Verdi Requiem at The Shed with MusicAeterna was featured in The New York Times' "Best Classical Music of 2019". The article highlights the critic's list of the best performances, premieres, and new digital releases of the year in the world of classical music and opera.
This month, René Barbera will be the tenor soloist in a new interpretation of Verdi’s iconic Requiem with conductor Teodor Currentzis and his ensemble musicAeterna. The production of the work features a specially commissioned cinematic artwork by avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Performances take place on N
Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
On November 2, René Barbera will take part in the 26th Grand Opera Gala in aid of Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The event has become one of the most important charity functions to be hosted in the capital of Germany, and it is now an estab
On October 19 & 24, René Barbera returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for his signature role of Conte Almaviva in Günther Rennert’s historic production of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Last season, Barbera made his acclaimed house debut as Ernesto (Don Pas
A return to Teatro alla Scala in ‘L’elisir d’amore’
René Barbera launches his 2019/20 season with his greatly anticipated return to the Teatro alla Scala as Nemorino in Grischa Asagaroff’s production of L’elisir d’amore. Mr. Barbera made his critically acclaimed debut at La Scala in 2018 as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. He returns to perform in another Donizetti masterpiece, with delicate and imaginative sets and costumes by Tullio Pericoli. Michele Gamba conducts the Teatro alla Scala Ch
On July 11, René Barbera stars as the Duke of Mantua in a concert version of Verdi’s Rigoletto at VeszprémFest in Hungary. A signature role for Mr. Barbera, his portrayal as the Duke at the Opéra de Montréal earlier this season received critical praised from Broadway World: