Barry Banks tenor from England

Barry Banks tenor from England

Barry Banks’ outstanding facility in roles by Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti regularly takes him to the world’s leading opera houses.

Barry Banks tenor from England

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.

Experienced performances

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
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

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:326580
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/1996
Debuts: Rodney Gilfry, Nick Stahl, Peter Rose, Barry Banks, William Scot Murray, Nicholas Frisch, Benjamin Ungar, Tim Albery, Antony McDonald, Matthew Richardson, Philippe Giraudeau
[Met Performance] CID:326610
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326640
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/2/1996
Review
[Met Performance] CID:326670
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/5/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326740
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326780
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326810
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326840 Opera News
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/1996
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:328100
Götterdämmerung {214} Ring Cycle [97] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/1997
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:350601
New Production
Nabucco {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2001
Debut: John Napier, Andreane Neofitou
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350049
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/2002
Debuts: Susan Chilcott, Justin Brill, Sasha Herman, Daniel Bailen
[Met Performance] CID:350050
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/25/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350051
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/02/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350052
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/06/2002
Debut: Bejun Mehta, Tori Letzler
[Met Performance] CID:350053
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/10/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350467
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/2003
Debut: Matthias Von Stegmann
[Met Performance] CID:350473
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350506
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350489 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/01/2003
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350769 
Stravinsky {17}
Le Sacre du Printemps {17}
Le Rossignol {25}
Oedipus Rex {17}

Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2003
Debut: Julie Kent, Bengi Mayone, Victor Chernomortsev, Philip Bosco
[Met Performance] CID:350773
Stravinsky {18}
Le Sacre du Printemps {18}
Le Rossignol {26}
Oedipus Rex {18}

Metropolitan Opera House; 10/09/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350778
Stravinsky {19}
Le Sacre du Printemps {19}
Le Rossignol {27}
Oedipus Rex {19}

Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/2003
Debut: Eddie Taketa
[Met Performance] CID:350781
Stravinsky {20}
Le Sacre du Printemps {20}
Le Rossignol {28}
Oedipus Rex {20}

Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350942
Stravinsky {21}
Le Sacre du Printemps {21}
Le Rossignol {29}
Oedipus Rex {21}

Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350789
Stravinsky {22}
Le Sacre du Printemps {22}
Le Rossignol {30}
Oedipus Rex {22}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2004
Debuts: Amanda McKerrow, Natalie Desch
[Met Performance] CID:350910 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Stravinsky {23}
Le Sacre du Printemps {23}
Le Rossignol {31}
Oedipus Rex {23}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2004
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350926
L’Italiana in Algeri {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351313 
La Cenerentola {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2005
Debuts: Antonello Allemandi, Simone Alberghini
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351317
La Cenerentola {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351321
La Cenerentola {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/17/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351324
La Cenerentola {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351328
La Cenerentola {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351478  
New Production
Don Pasquale {116}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/2006
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351506
Don Pasquale {123}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/25/2006
[Met Performance] CID:352544
La Fille du Régiment {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/12/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352983
La Sonnambula {74}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352996
L’Elisir d’Amore {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/08/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353096 
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {575}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2009
Debuts: Edward Parks, Kathleen Smith Belcher
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353107
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {576}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353109
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {577}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2009
Debut: Christophoros Stamboglis
[Met Performance] CID:353118
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {578}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353124
Der Rosenkavalier {372}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353137
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {579}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353142
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {580}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353150
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {581}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353158
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {582}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/04/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353163
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {583}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/07/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353389
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {585}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353483 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Armida {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2010
Debut: Graciela Daniele, Yeghishe Manucharyan, Teele Ude
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:353494
Armida {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353497
Armida {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353506
Armida {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353516
Armida {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2010
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353525 
Armida {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2010
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353532
Armida {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2010
Debut: Jesse Marks
[Met Performance] CID:353538
Armida {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353546
Armida {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/11/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353552
Armida {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/15/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353630
Don Pasquale {130}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/18/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353790
Don Pasquale {131}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353824 
Armida {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2011
Debut: Jamie Verazin
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353833
Armida {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353838
Armida {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353845
Armida {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353853
Armida {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353904 
Capriccio {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/2011
Debuts: Morten Frank Larsen, Steven Goldstein, Grant Youngblood, David Chan (Stage Debut)
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353913
Capriccio {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/01/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353925
Capriccio {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/07/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353933
Capriccio {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353940
Capriccio {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353949
Capriccio {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353957 
Capriccio {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2011
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355060  
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2013
Debuts: Riley Costello, Kiki Porter, Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, Thatcher Pitkoff
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355064
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355075
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355084
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355090
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355098
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2013
Broadcast

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