Press for Peter Grimes
Barnaby Rea is making his mark as Hobson
Andrew Clark, Opera Magazine
The Borough’s long list of entertaining characters was perfectly drawn, Andrew Greenan’s Swallow, gruff in the courtroom, was horribly smarmy around Scandinavians Hanna Husáhr and Vibeke Kristensen’s brightly sung wayward Nieces. Susan Bickley’s no nonsense Auntie, Barnaby Rea’s truculent Hobson and James Gilchrist’s well-meaning but.....
David Smythe, bachtrack
and Barnaby Rea made up the first-rate ensemble....
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
…while Barnaby Rea and Andrew Greenan defined Hobson and Swallow with plenty of detail: the one sullen and truculent, the other morally hypocritical.
Mark Valencia, bachtrack