Winner of the Bel Canto Prize at the 2016 Maryland Lyric Opera Competition, Spanish-American tenor Eric Barry holds a master of music degree and artist diploma from the School of Music at Yale University. He has a close association with the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, for which he has sung and recorded Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, as well as Djamileh, The Turn of the Screw, Maria Padilla, Iphigénie en Tauride, At the Boar’s Head, L’Amore dei Tre Re and Simon Boccanegra.
Other companies with which he has worked include Amarillo Opera, the Florentine Opera Company, North Carolina Opera, Opera Memphis, Opera San Antonio, Pittsburgh Opera, Shreveport Opera and the Teatro Comunale di Sulmona in repertoire including Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Macduff (Macbeth), The Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), and Alfredo (La Traviata). Recent concert engagements have included performances with Jacksonville Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and Utah Symphony. Having previously sung Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Opera Colorado, Barry is delighted to return for La Traviata.