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Barbara Rearick

Barbara Rearick


Mezzo-Soprano

American mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has been lauded by Opera Newsfor her “tonal beauty” and Gramophone for her “charm and finesse.” Since her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah, she has performed internationally with such orchestras as the Houston, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Baltimore symphonies, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Her 2017-18 season currently includes soloist in Messiah with the United States Naval Academy and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

Recent successes include Handel’s Messiah with the Wichita Symphony; de Falla’s El amor brujo and Copland’s Old American Songs with the Southwest Florida Symphony; performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in their MusicNow series; Verdi’s Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bozeman, Colorado, Syracuse, and Wichita symphonies; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Choral Society; Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Spoleto Festival USA; Messiah with the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Orange County and Syracuse; Mozart’s Requiem with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY); Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the South Dakota Symphony; Bach’s Magnificatand St. Matthew Passion with Voices of Ascension; Bach’s St. John Passionwith the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica; and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at Princeton University. She has performed in Bach’s St. John Passion, under Kent Tritle in Musica Sacra at Lincoln Center, and at London’s Wigmore Hall, singing three songs written for her by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, with the composer accompanying her at the piano.

An accomplished performer and champion of 20th-century music, Ms. Rearick sang the United States premiere of Nicholas Maw’s Nocturne with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra at Bard College; collaborated with New York’s New Music Ensemble for the world premiere of Mary Wright’s Sunflower; and performed A Winter’s Journey, Douglas Cuomo’s setting of Wilhelm Müller’s text (from Schubert’s Winterreise). She sang in the world premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s opera, Arjuna’s Dilemma, at BAM’s Next Wave Fextival, She sang and recorded the roles of Miriam, Ruth, and the Witch of Endor in the world premiere of Kurt Weill’s The Eternal Road, with Rundfunk Sinfhonieorchester Berlin, under Gerard Schwarz. Frequent collaborations with the New York Chamber Ensemble include Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Ravel’s Chansons madécasses, and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été.

Barbara Rearick has appeared on BBC World Service Radio, New York City’s WQXR, and National Public Radio and has recorded for Naxos, Gateway Classics, and ASV. Born in Pennsylvania, she serves on the voice faculty at Princeton University and is a founding member of the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in rarely heard contemporary works.

After 15-year absence, Wichita Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Messiah’

“Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick shone in the alternately stately and impassioned ‘He Was Despised,’ the centerpiece of Handel’s tragic depiction of Christ’s Passion.”

– Guy Vollen, Wichita EagleRelated Link

 

Jolivet: Poemes pour L’enfant and Other Works – ASV | Released 07/18/1995


Orchestral

  • Bach 
    Cantatas (Selection)
    Christmas Oratorio
    Magnificat
    Mass in B Minor
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Beethoven 
    Choral Fantasy
    Mass in C Major
    Symphony No. 9

    Berlioz 
    L’Enfance du Christ
    Les Nuits d’Été

    Britten 
    A Charm of Lullabies
    Abraham and Isaac
    Spring Symphony

    Bruckner 
    Te Deum

    Copland 
    Old American Songs

    Duruflé 
    Requiem

    Falla 
    El Amor Brujo

    Handel 
    Judas Maccabaeus
    Messiah

    Haydn 
    Harmoniemesse
    Lord Nelson Mass
    Paukenmesse
    St. Cecilia Mass
    St. Nicholas Mass
    Theresienmesse

    Mahler 
    Das Lied von der Erde
    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    Rückert-Lieder
    Symphony No. 2
    Symphony No. 3
    Symphony No. 8

    Maw 
    Nocturne (US Premiere)

    Mendelssohn 
    Elijah
    Grosse Festmusik zum Dürerfest

    Mozart 
    Coronation Mass
    Mass in C Minor
    Requiem

    Prokofiev 
    The Ugly Duckling

    Schubert 
    Mass in B-flat Major

    Vaughan Williams 
    Serenade to Music

    Verdi
    Requiem

    Vivaldi 
    Gloria
    Stabat Mater

    Wallach 
    Toward a Time of Renewal (World Premiere)

Opera

  • Britten
    Albert Herring (Nancy)
    The Rape of Lucretia (Lucretia)

    Bizet
    Carmen (Mercédès)

    Debussy 
    Pelléas et Mélisande (Geneviève)

    Humperdinck 
    Hänsel und Gretel (Hansel)

    Menotti 
    The Medium (Mrs. Nolan)

    Mozart 
    Die Zauberflöte (Third Lady)

    Puccini 
    Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)

    Stravinsky 
    Le Rossignol (Cook)

    Verdi 
    Falstaff (Meg Page)
    Rigoletto (Maddalena)

    Weill 
    The Seven Deadly Sins
    The Eternal Road (Miriam, Ruth, Sarah, Witch of Endor)

    Wolf-Ferrari 
    Le Donne Curiose (Beatrice)

Chamber

  • Berlioz 
    Les Nuits d’Été

    Bennett 
    Gershwin Arrangements

    Brahms 
    Two Songs for Viola and Voice, Op. 91
    Neue Liebeslieder

    Britten 
    Abraham and Isaac

    Chausson 
    Chanson Perpétuelle

    Copland 
    As it Fell Upon a Day

    Falla 
    Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

    Hindemith 
    Die Junge Magd

    Jolivet 
    Suite Liturgique
    Trois Poèmes

    Lloyd 
    People your Dreams (World Premiere)

    Mahler 
    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

    Martin 
    Quatre Sonnets à Cassandre

    Maw 
    Roman Canticle

    Ravel 
    Chansons Madécasses
    Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

    Respighi 
    Il Tramonto

    Stravinsky 
    Three Songs from William Shakespeare

    Westergaard 
    To the Dark Lady (World Premiere)

    Wright 
    Sunflower (World Premiere)

Orchestral

  • Bach 
    Cantatas (Selection)
    Christmas Oratorio
    Magnificat
    Mass in B Minor
    St. John Passion
    St. Matthew Passion

    Beethoven 
    Choral Fantasy
    Mass in C Major
    Symphony No. 9

    Berlioz 
    L’Enfance du Christ
    Les Nuits d’Été

    Britten 
    A Charm of Lullabies
    Abraham and Isaac
    Spring Symphony

    Bruckner 
    Te Deum

    Copland 
    Old American Songs

    Duruflé 
    Requiem

    Falla 
    El Amor Brujo

    Handel 
    Judas Maccabaeus
    Messiah

    Haydn 
    Harmoniemesse
    Lord Nelson Mass
    Paukenmesse
    St. Cecilia Mass
    St. Nicholas Mass
    Theresienmesse

    Mahler 
    Das Lied von der Erde
    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    Rückert-Lieder
    Symphony No. 2
    Symphony No. 3
    Symphony No. 8

    Maw 
    Nocturne (US Premiere)

    Mendelssohn 
    Elijah
    Grosse Festmusik zum Dürerfest

    Mozart 
    Coronation Mass
    Mass in C Minor
    Requiem

    Prokofiev 
    The Ugly Duckling

    Schubert 
    Mass in B-flat Major

    Vaughan Williams 
    Serenade to Music

    Verdi
    Requiem

    Vivaldi 
    Gloria
    Stabat Mater

    Wallach 
    Toward a Time of Renewal (World Premiere)

Opera

  • Britten
    Albert Herring (Nancy)
    The Rape of Lucretia (Lucretia)

    Bizet
    Carmen (Mercédès)

    Debussy 
    Pelléas et Mélisande (Geneviève)

    Humperdinck 
    Hänsel und Gretel (Hansel)

    Menotti 
    The Medium (Mrs. Nolan)

    Mozart 
    Die Zauberflöte (Third Lady)

    Puccini 
    Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)

    Stravinsky 
    Le Rossignol (Cook)

    Verdi 
    Falstaff (Meg Page)
    Rigoletto (Maddalena)

    Weill 
    The Seven Deadly Sins
    The Eternal Road (Miriam, Ruth, Sarah, Witch of Endor)

    Wolf-Ferrari 
    Le Donne Curiose (Beatrice)

Chamber

  • Berlioz 
    Les Nuits d’Été

    Bennett 
    Gershwin Arrangements

    Brahms 
    Two Songs for Viola and Voice, Op. 91
    Neue Liebeslieder

    Britten 
    Abraham and Isaac

    Chausson 
    Chanson Perpétuelle

    Copland 
    As it Fell Upon a Day

    Falla 
    Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

    Hindemith 
    Die Junge Magd

    Jolivet 
    Suite Liturgique
    Trois Poèmes

    Lloyd 
    People your Dreams (World Premiere)

    Mahler 
    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

    Martin 
    Quatre Sonnets à Cassandre

    Maw 
    Roman Canticle

    Ravel 
    Chansons Madécasses
    Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

    Respighi 
    Il Tramonto

    Stravinsky 
    Three Songs from William Shakespeare

    Westergaard 
    To the Dark Lady (World Premiere)

    Wright 
    Sunflower (World Premiere)

Audio

Britten: Phaedra (selections)

Mahler: Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen – Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht

Bach: Cantata, BWV 53 – Schlage Doch

Jaffe: The Life of Mary Shelley – We Are Never Alone

Debussy: Chanson de Bilitis – La Chevelure

Kern: All the Things You Are

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito – Parto, Parto

Documents

Short Biography

American mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has been lauded by Opera News for her “tonal beauty” and Gramophone for her “charm and finesse.” Since her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah, she has performed internationally with such orchestras as the Houston, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Baltimore symphonies, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Her 2017-18 season currently includes soloist in Messiah with the United States Naval Academy and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

Recent successes include Handel’s Messiah with the Wichita Symphony; de Falla’s El amor brujo and Copland’s Old American Songs with the Southwest Florida Symphony; performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in their MusicNow series; Verdi’s Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bozeman, Colorado, Syracuse, and Wichita symphonies; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Choral Society; Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Spoleto Festival USA; Messiah with the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Orange County and Syracuse; Mozart’s Requiem with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY); Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the South Dakota Symphony; Bach’s Magnificatand St. Matthew Passion with Voices of Ascension; Bach’s St. John Passion with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica; and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at Princeton University.

Full Biography

American mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has been lauded by Opera Newsfor her “tonal beauty” and Gramophone for her “charm and finesse.” Since her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah, she has performed internationally with such orchestras as the Houston, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Baltimore symphonies, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Her 2017-18 season currently includes soloist in Messiah with the United States Naval Academy and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

Recent successes include Handel’s Messiah with the Wichita Symphony; de Falla’s El amor brujo and Copland’s Old American Songs with the Southwest Florida Symphony; performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in their MusicNow series; Verdi’s Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bozeman, Colorado, Syracuse, and Wichita symphonies; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Choral Society; Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Spoleto Festival USA; Messiah with the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Orange County and Syracuse; Mozart’s Requiem with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY); Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the South Dakota Symphony; Bach’s Magnificatand St. Matthew Passion with Voices of Ascension; Bach’s St. John Passionwith the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica; and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at Princeton University. She has performed in Bach’s St. John Passion, under Kent Tritle in Musica Sacra at Lincoln Center, and at London’s Wigmore Hall, singing three songs written for her by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, with the composer accompanying her at the piano.

An accomplished performer and champion of 20th-century music, Ms. Rearick sang the United States premiere of Nicholas Maw’s Nocturne with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra at Bard College; collaborated with New York’s New Music Ensemble for the world premiere of Mary Wright’s Sunflower; and performed A Winter’s Journey, Douglas Cuomo’s setting of Wilhelm Müller’s text (from Schubert’s Winterreise). She sang in the world premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s opera, Arjuna’s Dilemma, at BAM’s Next Wave Fextival, She sang and recorded the roles of Miriam, Ruth, and the Witch of Endor in the world premiere of Kurt Weill’s The Eternal Road, with Rundfunk Sinfhonieorchester Berlin, under Gerard Schwarz. Frequent collaborations with the New York Chamber Ensemble include Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Ravel’s Chansons madécasses, and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été.

Barbara Rearick has appeared on BBC World Service Radio, New York City’s WQXR, and National Public Radio and has recorded for Naxos, Gateway Classics, and ASV. Born in Pennsylvania, she serves on the voice faculty at Princeton University and is a founding member of the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in rarely heard contemporary works.