“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 2020-2021 season, Singaporean-British mezzo Fleur Barron has significant house and role debuts spanning baroque to contemporary repertoire: she stars as Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L'Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aix-en-Provence Festival under the baton of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon; debuts at Opera Philadelphia as Sasha Garner in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Woman with Eyes Closed; at Arizona Opera in the title role of Carmen; at Garsington Opera in the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin; reprises Ottavia at the Opéra Royal de Versailles; and sings Mercedes in Carmen with Opéra de Monte-Carlo. On the concert platform, Fleur performs Chausson’s Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer with the Orchestre Symphonique de Toulon, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Léman Lyriques Festival in Geneva's Victoria Hall, joins regular collaborator, pianist Julius Drake, for recitals at Het Concertgebouw, Chamber Music Northwest (Portland), Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Oxford Lieder Festival (in a duo recital with Ian Bostridge). In addition, Fleur performs recitals with Joseph Middleton at Leeds Lieder Festival and Blackheath Halls, with Myra Huang for Cincinnati Song Initiative, and with Jocelyn Freeman at Aldeburgh. **This schedule has been impacted by COVID.