Mezzo-Soprano
About

American mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has been lauded by Opera News for her “tonal beauty” and Gramophone for her “charm and finesse.” Since her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel's Messiah, she has performed internationally with such orchestras as the Houston, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Baltimore symphonies, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Her 2017-18 season currently includes soloist in Messiah with the United States Naval Academy and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

Recent successes include Handel’s Messiah with the Wichita Symphony; de Falla’s El amor brujo and Copland’s Old American Songs with the Southwest Florida Symphony; performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in their MusicNow series; Verdi’s Requiem with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bozeman, Colorado, Syracuse, and Wichita symphonies; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Canterbury Choral Society; Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Spoleto Festival USA; Messiah with the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Orange County and Syracuse; Mozart’s Requiem with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY); Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the South Dakota Symphony; Bach’s Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion with Voices of Ascension; Bach’s St. John Passion with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica; and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at Princeton University.

Posted: Nov-13-2017
Latest Recording

With the, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz.

Posted: Sep-30-2003
Latest Acclaim

"Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick shone in the alternately stately and impassioned 'He Was Despised,' the centerpiece of Handel’s tragic depiction of Christ’s Passion."

— Wichita Eagle
Posted: Dec-6-2015