Barnaby Rea
The other [great performance] comes from Barnaby Rea’s Sparafucile: lean, mean, handsomely sung and lethally creepy.
— Tim Ashley, The Guardian
The surprise ace in the pack of Bohemians is Barnaby Rea’s Colline, the roguish philosopher
— Neil Fisher, The Times
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British/Irish bass Barnaby Rea "boasts a commanding stage presence and a rich bass voice" (Financial Times). A former Harewood Artist at English National Opera (2013-16) the singer has been a member of the Oper Frankfurt solo ensemble since 2016.

In the 18/19 season, Barnaby makes returns to ENO for the role of Ben Benny in Britten's Paul Bunyan and Opera Holland Park to perform Bertrand in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta alongside his debut for Chelsea Opera Group at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall …

A crack ensemble cast brought Broadway to the Royal Albert Hall … a scene-stealing turn from Barnaby Rea as Judge Pitkin.
— Alexandra Coghlan, The Independent
A richly-voiced Banquo from Barnaby Rea comes across with power and nobility
— Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack