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Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has established herself as one of today's most versatile and fascinating artists.  Her career has taken her around the world singing with orchestras including Chicago, Houston, American Symphony, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Buffalo, Colorado, Pasadena Pops, Wichita, Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Costa Rica and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Berlin.  She has performed at the Virginia Arts Festival, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, BAM with the Mark Morris Dance Group and sang in the premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s opera Arjuna’s Dilemma; The Blind with American Opera Project for the Lincoln Center White Lights Festival, Chicago Symphony's "MusicNow" series performing Twice Through the Heart by Mark Anthony Turnage.  Ms. Rearick has also performed at the Winter Park Bach Festival, Northwest Bach Festival and Shenandoah Bach Festival and with Dr. Dennis Keene and Voices of Ascension, NYC.  Her chamber music credits include performances with The New York New Music Ensemble, The New York Chamber Ensemble and The Richardson Chamber Players at Princeton.  Ms. Rearick has appeared on BBC World Service Radio, WQXR and NPR.  A native of central Pennsylvania, she has been on the voice faculty at Princeton University for 15 years.

Education

Manhattan School of Music

Steans Institute for Young Artists

Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies

Fountainebleau Conservatoire Americane

Teachers and coaches include:  Edith Bers, Margaret Hoswell, Herbert Burtis, Ronald Cappon, Martin Katz, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Joshua Green and Eric Malson.

Performance Highlights

— Performances throughout the US and UK with the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in rarely heard contemporary music.  

— US premiere of Nicholas Maw's Nocturne with the American Symphony.

— Recitals with the late composer-pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett at venues including Wigmore Hall, and at festivals including Aldeburgh, Buxton, Spitalfields (London), Leeds, Norwich, Chester and AerFi in Killaloe, Ireland.

— Premiere of the song cycle A History of the Thé Dansant written especially for Ms. Rearick by the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett with pianist Martin Jones for the Burnham Market Festival, UK and performed the songs with the composer at the piano at Wigmore Hall and throughout the UK.

— Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Rückert Lieder, and Britten’s Phaedra with Michael Pratt and the Princeton University Orchestra.

— Hallé Proms — evenings of Rodgers and Hart and Jerome Kern.