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Rebecca Barry is a mezzo soprano from Manchester. She is currently in her final year of Postgraduate studies at RNCM studying under Jane Irwin supported by the D’Oyly Carte Trust and Help Musicians UK.
Rebecca was a member of Junior RNCM and was generously supported by the Friends of the RNCM. Upon leaving JRNCM she was awarded The Helen Latto ‘Soroptimists’ prize for Singing. Winner of the James Martin Oncken Song Prize, Rebecca is passionate about song repertoire and is a member of the RNCM Songsters.
In 2016 she made her international debut in the world premiere of David Blake and Keith Warner’s Icarus: an opera at Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano, Italy under Roland Böer.
Highlights at RNCM this year include performing the role of Irene in a fully staged production of Handel’s Theodora under the direction of John Ramster, Léonie in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne and taking part in a public masterclass with Anne Sofie von Otter. In the summer Rebecca performed as part of the professional chorus at The Grange Festival 17, performing Carmen, Albert Herring and Verdi Requiem.
Future engagements include the role of Madame de la Haltière (under the direction of Martin André and Olivia Fuchs) in Massenet’s Cendrillon at RNCM and performing Elgar’s Sea Pictures with WSO in Spring 18.
Rebecca Barry appears by kind permission of the RNCM.