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Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ at VeszprémFest

Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ at VeszprémFest

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:

Role debut as Idamore in Donizetti’s ‘Il Paria’ with Opera Rara

Role debut as Idamore in Donizetti’s ‘Il Paria’ with Opera Rara

René Barbera makes his role debut as Idamore in Donizetti’s Il Paria, one of the composer’s most innovative and daring works, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with the Britten Sinfonia in collaboration with Opera Rara. Opera Rara is known internationally for bringing rare and neglected operas vividly back to life; this occasion marks Mr. Barbera’s first performance with the company.

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A return to the Wiener Staatsoper for ‘L’elisir d’amore’

A return to the Wiener Staatsoper for ‘L’elisir d’amore’

This month, René Barbera takes on his signature role of Nemorino from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the Wiener Staatsoper. Mr. Barbera began the 2018/19 season with his debut at the house singing another favorite role by Donizetti: Ernesto from Don Pasquale. He returns to sing Nemorino on June 25, featuring production desig
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‘Classics on the Palace Square’ Gala Concert in Saint Petersburg

‘Classics on the Palace Square’ Gala Concert in Saint Petersburg

René Barbera travels to Saint Petersburg for a gala concert entitled Classics on Palace Square on May 26, held in honor of St. Petersburg’s anniversary. Mikhail Tatarnikov leads the Mikhailovsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra for this magical evening that will include opera classics as well as works by jazz masters and contemporary composers, with music by Verdi, Donizetti, Ruggero Leoncavallo,
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Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ with Edward Gardner and the Minnesota Orchestra

Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ with Edward Gardner and the Minnesota Orchestra

On May 16, 17 & 18, René Barbera sings Verdi’s Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra, under the baton of Edward Gardner. Barbera will share the stage with a sparkling roster of artists including soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, bass-baritone Eric Owens, plus the Minnesota Chorale. A signature work for Barbera
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TItle role debut as ‘Idomeneo’ at Teatro Massimo

TItle role debut as ‘Idomeneo’ at Teatro Massimo

René Barbera makes his highly anticipated role debut in the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo at Teatro Massimo in Palermo. With production by Pier Luigi Pizzi, Daniel Cohen conducts the Teatro Massimo Orchestra and Chorus. Of the work, Mr. Cohen says: "This score is a unique marvel of its kind – adds Mozart at the age of 25, his way of using the orchestra, especially the wind section, with surprising modernity". Performances will take place on
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