“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, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, 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 has a recital debut at Wigmore Hall, joins Barbara Hannigan and the London Symphony Orchestra for Offenbach at the Barbican, and reunites with regular collaborator Julius Drake for a U.S. recital tour, for performances of Schubert's Winterreise in Spain, and for multiple concerts in the U.K.; Fleur will be an artist-in-residence at Denmark's Oremansgaard Festival with acclaimed cellist Natalie Clein, joins duo partner Kunal Lahiry for their Empire/Identity recital in Berlin and Stuttgart, and reunites with Joseph Middleton for Winterreise. This season also sees the release of CDs of Brahms and Samuel Barber songs, and also 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.