Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Ah Crudel-Bellini-Louisa Barry
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)
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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