Michael Barrett

Born in Newfoundland, Michael Barrett studied at the University of Toronto Opera School. While a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio he had 14 roles to his credit. In Toronto he also appeared as Spalanzani (LES CONTES D’HOFFMAN) for the COC, Quint (THE TURN OF THE SCREW) for Against the Grain Theatre, was in the world premieres of Beckwith’s TAPTOO! (TOT) and Togni’s ISIS AND OSIRIS (OIC) as well as regularly appearing with the Aldeburgh Connection. In Western Canada he has sung with Pacific Opera Victoria (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO), Vancouver Opera (THE MAGIC FLUTE, SWEENEY TODD), Edmonton Opera (LES CONTES D’HOFFMAN, SALOME, THE MAGIC FLUTE), and Saskatoon Opera (LES CONTES D’HOFFMAN). Recent projects include the roles of Tichon in KATYA KABANOVÁ, (OIC), Gabriel Dumont in LOUIS RIEL (NAC Orchestra), the Witch in HANSEL AND GRETEL (Sudbury Symphony), and Howard Boucher in DEAD MAN WALKING (Vancouver Opera).

Michael Barrett