Barry Banks

Artuto I puritani

Previously for Welsh National Opera: Arnold William Tell; Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor. Recent engagements: Don Narciso Il turco in Italia (Royal Opera House); Iago Otello (Salzburg Festival); Duke of Mantua Rigoletto (English National Opera); Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia (Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin). Forthcoming engagements: Norfolk Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (Theater an der Wien); Beethoven’s Christ at the Mount of Olives (Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid); Comte Le Comte Ory (Seattle Opera). Highlights of his bel canto repertoire include Almaviva, Nemorino L'elisir d'amore; Elvino La Sonnambula; Ernesto Don Pasquale; Tonio Fille du Regiment (Metropolitan Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor (ENO). Concert highlights include Berlioz Grande Messe des morts (London Symphony Orchestra); Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). His discography includes Mitridate and a solo CD of bel canto arias (Chandos).