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Photo: Cynthia Tzitzis

Louisa Barry

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

Greek, French

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French, Greek

Opera

Annina
La Traviata (Verdi)
Winslow Hall
2015
Mrs Dakin
King & Country (World Premiere) (Michael Brand)
Brighton Fringe
2014
Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Winterbourne Opera
2011
Zita
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Trinity College of Music
2011
Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
Warriner Choral Society
2011
Marcellina
The Marriage of Figaro (scenes) (Mozart)
Trinity College of Music
2010
Berta
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Opera Up Close
2010
Lazuli
L'etoile (scenes) (Chabrier)
Morley Opera
2009
Dorothee
Cendrillion (scenes) (Massenet)
Morley Opera
2009
Bianca
The Rape of Lucretia (scenes) (Britten)
Morley Opera
2008
Minsk Woman
Flight (scenes) (Dove)
City Opera
2008
Octavian
Der Rosenkavalier (scenes) (Strauss, R)
City Opera
2008
Angelina
La Cenerentola (scenes) (Rossini)
City Opera
2008

Art Song

Mezzo soprano soloist
Classical Settings of greek folk songs (Seiber, Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Xarhakos)
The Hellenic Centre, London
2017

Chorus

Mezzo Chorus
La traviata (Verdi)
Winslow Hall
2015
Mezzo Chorus
The Pearl Fishers (Bizet)
Swansea City Opera
2010

Oratorio/Concerts

Mezzo-soprano soloist
Gloria & Magnificat (Vivaldi)
Minoriten Kirche, Vienna
2011
Alto soloist
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
Gallery Singers
2011
Alto soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
Sonus Cantorum
2007

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

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Ash Mills Photography

citistudio.co.uk 2015

citistudio.co.uk 2015

Cynthia Tzitzis Photography 2014

Hellenic Centre 2017 - (c) Ville Tanttu

Matjaz Tancic photography 2009

Matjaz Tancic Photography 2009

Matjaz Tancic Photography 2009

Private Event 2014

Watercolour sketch at Premiere of A.Newton songs 2011

With Angharad Gabriel at Charity Opera Gala 2009

Trinity College of Music Trust Scholarship (2010)

Alan Parnell Award for Opera (2002)

...The humour of the final Bernstein collection was delivered with panache and natural performing instincts allied with impressive vocal control...’ FTCL examiner (2011)

‘...The Sorceress (Louisa Barry) [...] made a dramatic entrance and delivered her evil scheming lines with cold precision...’ Tricia Dragonetti, Salisbury Journal (2011)

Postgraduate FPS, Fellowship Trinity College London
Trinity College of Music
2010–2011
MMus in Performance
Canterbury Christ Church University
2003–2005
BA (Hons) in Music
Canterbury Christ Church University College
2000–2003


Louisa Barry is a Greek mezzo-soprano living in London. She won a scholarship to study at Trinity College of Music, and bursaries for AIMS Summer School and Summer Music, Ardingly; she has trained with Ameral Gunson, Ava June and Fragkiskos Voutsinos. She is furthering her studies with baritone Raymond Connell.

In 2015 Louisa covered Annina and also sung in the ensemble (La Traviata) for Winslow Hall Opera. She also performed in a flashmob for the ‘Sacla’ pesto commercial. In 2014, she performed at the Brighton Fringe festival for M.J. Branch productions as Mrs Dakin in the premiere of the WWI commemorative opera King and Country. In 2011, Louisa performed as Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas) with Winterbourne Opera, Carmen (Carmen) in concert with Warriner Choral Society, Zita (Gianni Schicchi) with Trinity College of Music, and Bertha (The Barber of Seville (or Salisbury!)) with OperaUpCose. 
 
In opera scenes, she has performed as Marcellina & Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Lazuli (L’Etoile), Dorothée (Cendrillon), Minsk Woman (Flight), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), Angelina (Cenerentola), Idamante (Idomeneo), Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Diana (La Calisto), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte).

Louisa is a regular recitalist and has sung as mezzo soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. She has recorded CDs and film as a solo singer and lyricist.

Other than her performing Louisa teaches singing privately and as a peripatetic teacher at the Harrodian School in Barnes.

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