Barbara King

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Faculty Positions:

Founder of Calgary Concert Opera Company

Credits in this year's Festival:

2018 - Alumni Mentor

Previous NUOVA Festival Credits:

2010: NUOVA Participant: Dame Quickly in "Falstaff"


From winning the Québec Provincial Gymnastics Championship on Floor to thrilling audiences with her “exquisite vocal command of a three-octave range”, Canadian mezzo soprano Barbara King is no stranger to the stage and displayed her gymnastics and dance abilities as Olga and a Grisette with Edmonton Opera in their 2015 production of The Merry Widow.

In 2017, Ms. King sang the lead role of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier with Opera by Request in Toronto, made her debut as a soloist with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra and was pleased to return to sing with Edmonton Opera in their production of Elektra as The Confidante and with Opera Kelowna in their Opera in the Park and Opera under the Stars summer concert series. Most recently, Barbara made her debut with Manitoba Opera as Flora in La Traviata.

Barbara’s credits include Carmen (Carmen), Laura (La Gioconda), Dorabella (Cosí Fan Tutte), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Romeo (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi),  Charlotte (Werther), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), The Third Lady (The Magic Flute), Frugola (Il tabarro), Olga (The Merry Widow), The Confidante (Elektra), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) and Flora (La Traviata).   

Ms. King has had the pleasure of singing with Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Kelowna, Opera Nuova, Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy, Mercury Opera, Opera by Request, Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, Barrie’s Colours of Music Festival, Cowtown Opera and Calgary Concert Opera Company. 

International concert performances include Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall, New York), Felton Fleet Academy (Surrey, England), The Opera Institute of California (San Jose), Coesfeld Germany, and the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montréal.  

A native of Montréal, Québec, Barbara currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, where she and her husband founded Calgary Concert Opera Company.

Upcoming performances are with Opera Kelowna and include Carmencita Gala, Opera Under the Stars concert and the lead role in Carmen.