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Terry Barber is an American countertenor.
Life and career
Terry Barber graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and a Musical Theater Certificate from Northwestern University. He received his Master Of Music degree and a post-graduate performance certificate with highest distinction from London’s Trinity College of Music. After completing his studies, Barber took a position teaching advanced vocal ensembles at Trinity College. He also began a touring career, touring England with the Kent Opera’s production of Monteverdi Orfeo.
Barber is the lead vocalist for Adiemus Vocalise and New Trinity Baroque ensembles and a past member of Chanticleer. He has recorded several tracks for the Buddha Bar series including the club hit, "The World Is A Stage" as well as solo vocals for Sony Classical, Warner Teldec, EMI, Dorian, Edition Lilac, and Columbia Records.
Barber joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the 2002 season. His debut performance at Carnegie Hall was in the role of Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus on New Year's Eve 2004. Barber has also performed as a soloist for the New York City Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, and New York Collegium.
- A Sacred Journey, 2010
- This Town, 2008
- Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, 2008
- Songs She Loved (Volumes I & II), 2007
- Dance Culture, 2005
- Simply Christmas, 2005
- Vocalise, 2004
- Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, 2004
- Crossing the Stone, 2003
- Kapsberger & Zipoli: The Jesuit Operas, 2003
- Buddha Bar Presents Living Theater vol. 3, 2003
- Buddha Bar Presents Living Theater vol. 2, 2002
- Joy: A Holiday Collection, 1999
- Reflections, 1998
"silvery tones... delightfully natural soaring high register" - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Sep. 2007)[not specific enough to verify]
"performances of great vitality and verve" - Los Angeles Times[not specific enough to verify]
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