Kimberly sings Jazz! at Festival de l’AcadÉmie de FourviÈre in Lyon, France
Kimberly returned to Lyon for the festival August 2-6, 2018, concertizing with some of Europe’s most celebrated chamber musicians including a first turn with renowned jazz pianist Franck Avitabile and Jake Heggie songs with pianist Laetitia Bougnol and cellist Yannick Callier (formerly of the Quartet Debussy).
KIMBERLY NOW A FEATURED AUTHOR ON SCHMOPERA
About Kimberly Barber
This past season saw Canadian mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber return to Toronto’s Tapestry Opera, creating the role of the fortune teller Asa in the world premiere of Aaron Gervais and Colleen Murphy’s OKSANA G, a production which garnered multiple Dora nominations, including Best Ensemble.
She returned to the Académie et Festival de Fourvière in August 2018 and will return to the Conservatoire de Lyon for a concert with jazz master pianist Franck Avitabile and master classes in November 2018. Kimberly will present a new program of Music of the Holocaust with pianist Anna Ronai and flutist Ulrike Anton in Vienna in December 2018, followed by repeat performances in Waterloo and Ottawa in January 2019.
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!
Thursday, Jan 17
Friday, Jan 25
Friday, Jan 25
Panelist: Roundtable Discussion “Is a mezzo-soprano a half soprano?”
University of Toronto
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3
Saturday, March 9
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.