“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 2022-2023 season, Fleur has a string of exciting orchestral debuts: Debussy’s La Damoiselle Elue with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Orchestre de Paris, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Berio’s Folksongs with Sir Mark Elder on tour with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Brucker’s Te Deum with Vasily Petrenko and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Thomas Hengelbrock and Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Berlioz Les Nuits d’Eté and arias from Carmen with the Slovenian Philharmonic, and Mahler's Rückert Lieder with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias. On the operatic stage, Fleur sings the title role in Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater with the San Francisco Symphony under Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars; the title role in Hasse’s Marc Antonio e Cleopatra with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with La Nuova Musica for a new disc on the PENTATONE label, Alto soloist in a staged production of Mozart’s Requiem at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Mallika in Lakme and Bersi in Andrea Chenier for Opéra de Monte-Carlo. On the recital platform, she joins Julius Drake for concerts at Het Concertgebouw, MiTO Festival in Milan and Turin, Théâtre de l’Athénée, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Spivey Hall. She joins Kunal Lahiry for recitals at Wigmore Hall and Oxford Lieder, Malcolm Martineau at Snape Maltings, and Imogen Cooper at La Jolla Music Society, San Diego.