Kimberly returns to Festival de l’AcadÉmie de FourviÈre in Lyon, France this summer
Kimberly returns to Lyon once again for the academy beginning July 28, and performs at the festival August 1-4, 2019, concertizing with some of Europe’s most celebrated chamber musicians including a repeat turn with renowned jazz pianist Franck Avitabile and cellist Yannick Callier, as well as Barber songs with pianist Laetitia Bougnol at the opening concert in the rococo Grand Salon of Lyon's Hôtel de Ville.Visit academie-internationale-lyon.com for Details
KIMBERLY NOW A FEATURED AUTHOR ON SCHMOPERA
About Kimberly BarberAfter last June’s trip to the Dora Awards as part of the nominated Best Ensemble for Aaron Gervais and Colleen Murphy’s world premiere production of OKSANA G for Tapestry Opera, Canadian mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber spent most of the past season concertizing in both Canada and Europe, with concerts in Lyon (with jazz pianist Franck Avitabile) and Vienna. The program performed in the latter venue, Und der Regen rinnt, featured both pianist Anna Ronai and flutist Ulrike Anton in Music of the Holocaust, and was repeated in both Waterloo and Ottawa early in 2019. An additional treat was a romp with her Opera Laurier students in March 2019 as the wicked Stepmother Mme. De la Haltière in Massenet’s masterpiece, Cendrillon. Teaching engagements took her to the University of Toronto, Conservatoire de Lyon, Sault Ste. Marie, Edmonton’s Opera Nuova and once again this summer, to the Académie de Fourvière in Lyon.
She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, CBC Records, Teldec and Dutton Classics. Grounded in the traditional, but a champion of new music, she has performed numerous world and Canadian premieres, collaborating with musicians of all stripes.
She brings an adventurous spirit to the voice and opera programs at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she has been on faculty since 2002. Since July 2017 Kimberly Barber fulfils the role of Associate Dean: External, and in July 2018 was appointed to the rank of Full Professor.
This Land Continues in Development
Kimberly Barber’s newly commissioned work ( Abigail Richardson-Schulte) with TorQ Percussion Quartet and Indigenous storyteller Rene Meshake continues to be further developed to add new elements: stay tuned to these pages for future performances!
May 6-24, 2019
June 12-24, 2019
June 30-July 7, 2019
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Sat, July 6, 2019
July 28-Aug 5, 2019
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Teaching & Studio News
Barber Studio studentS - BREAKING NEWS:
Upcoming Masterclasses and Performances
Kimberly joins a panel of colleagues at University of Toronto on February 5, 2019 to discuss the ins and outs of “Fach” for Sopranos and Mezzos. She’ll give master classes in Sault Ste. Marie on March 2 and 3, and join the students of Opera Laurier in a first turn as Mme. de la Haltière in Massenet’s Cendrillon on March 9, 2019
Kimberly Barber promoted to rank of Professor
As of July 1, 2018, Kimberly was promoted to the rank of Full Professor at Laurier, in recognition of her academic and professional achievements.