Barry Banks’ outstanding facility in roles by Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti regularly takes him to the world’s leading opera houses.
Current season highlights include Arturo (I puritani) for Welsh National Opera under Carlo Rizzi. Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Thomas Dausgaard.
Carmina Burana in Czech Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Day concert conducted by Jakub Hrůša. Mahler’s Symphony No.8 with Utah Symphony Orchestra under Thierry Fischer. And Beethoven’s oratorio Christus am Ölberge with Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid conducted by Fabio Biondi.
Recent opera performances include Arnold (Guillaume Tell) at WNO, the title role in Mitridate, re di Ponto and Don Narciso at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Ernesto (Don Pasquale) at the Royal Opera House, Count Almaviva at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Idreno (Semiramide) at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and in his debut at Royal Danish Opera. The role of Don Ramiro (La cenerentola) saw his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and he sang Rossini’s Otello at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Salzburger Festspiele. With English National Opera he has appeared as Edgardo (in David Alden’s acclaimed production of Lucia di Lammermoor), Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) and, most recently, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto.
|Armida||Gernando m fl||Metropolitan Operabio||1.5.2010|
|Capriccio||En italiensk sångare||Metropolitan Operabio||23.4.2011|
|Semiramis||Idreno||Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn||22.11.2012|