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A quotation from a review of one of Peter's recent performances

“Appearing as Jason, baritone Peter Barrett thoroughly embodied M’dea Undone’s heedless antagonist, his winning, richly appointed instrument reverberating with triumph, snarling with anger, whining with deceit, an utter master if parlando.”

Ian Ritchie, Opera Going Toronto (Tapestry Opera)

Recent press about Peter

  • On the left, the set, and on the right, the house programme for Into the Woods

    CBC News

    Nov 22, 2017

    Opera on the Avalon's Into the Woods gets a Newfoundland twist

    Barrett, who is from Corner Brook, is one of the names among a local star-studded lineup of performers in the production, which also includes Kelly-Ann Evans, Dana Parsons, Ryan MacDonald and more. "I've been a professional singer for longer than I should say," he joked, adding he has sung all over the world, performing operas and musicals.

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  • Peter Barrett standing in the woods on a sunny day, wearing a dark suit and look off to the right.

    The Western Star

    Sep 04, 2017

    Corner Brook’s Peter Barrett to sing in Opera on the Avalon production

    Not long after that literal foray into the great Newfoundland outdoors, the opera singer and former Corner Brook resident will return back in the province to lurk in a more figurative sense in an enchanted forest. In November, Barrett will be joining the Opera On The Avalon team to play the role of The Butcher in the musical “Into the Woods.”

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  • Peter Barrett on stage in a white suit, clasping arms with another male performer who is singing.

    Calgary Herald

    Aug 11, 2017

    Review: Calgary Opera's South Pacific enchanting summer fare

    This is especially true of Peter Barrett as Emile de Becque, whose delivery of some Enchanted Evening and This Nearly Was Mine was top-drawer, his voice mellow and rich, and completely natural to this idiom. On stage Barrett was a strong presence as well in a sympathetic role central to the non-American side of the social spectrum the show contains. His was the outstanding performance of the production.

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  • Peter Barrett in a dark suit with a red tie, listening to a woman 10 feet behind him who is singing in his direction.

    NOW Toronto

    May 28, 2015

    Review: M'dea Undone

    With his resonant voice, Barrett gets as much sympathy as he can for the soldier, much of it based on Jason’s clear concern for his son; this man wants to have a better relationship with his offspring than his own father had with him.

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