“Barron brought incredible poise and expressive weight --
not to mention a thrillingly dark and rich-veined mezzo and
a striking stage presence" (Seen and Heard International)
In the 2021-2022 season, Singaporean-British mezzo Fleur Barron has house debuts at Arizona Opera as the title role in Carmen, at English National Opera as Schwertleite in Die Walküre, and in Oviedo as the title role in Hänsel und Gretel. She returns to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Ottavia in L’Incoronazione di Poppea under the baton of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon and to Opéra de Toulon for her role debut as Polina in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame. On the concert platform, Fleur joins Barbara Hannigan and the London Symphony Orchestra for Offenbach at the Barbican, appears at Wigmore Hall twice--in an all-Mahler program with Graham Johnson and Alice Coote, and in a program for voice, piano and strings with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. Fleur reunites with regular collaborator Julius Drake for a U.S. recital tour, as well as for performances of Schubert's
Winterreise in Barcelona, Las Palmas, and Ireland; Fleur will be an artist-in-residence at Denmark's Oremansgaard Festival with acclaimed cellist Natalie Clein and joins duo partner Kunal Lahiry for their Empire/Identity recital in Berlin and Stuttgart. This season sees the release of CDs of Brahms and Samuel Barber songs, as well as a World Premiere recording of the Handel/Hasse opera "Caio Fabbricio HWV A9" with London Early Opera for Signum Records, in which she sings the lead role of Pirro.