"Emer Barry.......has a beautifully controlled voice and a keen dramatic sense.......the highlight of the opera was her duet with lover Silvio (baritone Simon Morgan) ..."
Irish Mail on Sunday
Emer Barry has an honours degree in Music and Italian and holds a Masters in Music Performance from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. She spent a year in London studying with English National Opera and has also participated in masterclasses with the National Opera Studio in London.
She is one of Ireland's most popular performers such is the versatility of her voice and her rapport with her audience. Equally comfortable in the realms of opera, celtic and crossover music, she has enjoyed international success with Award winning Classical Crossover group AFFINITI. She is delighted to have been invited to join a new production created by Columbia Artists Management called 'Songs of Ireland'
A dynamic and experienced singer, Emer has performed operatic roles with Opera Ireland, Lismore Opera and Glasthule Opera and has performed internationally with classical crossover group Affiniti, an award winning trio of harp (Aisling Ennis), violin (Mary McCague) and soprano (Emer Barry). The group has completed sold out tours of Washington State, Oregon and Tricites in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and are set to return to the States in 2017 for a tour including Palm Springs and New York. They have been described by The Boston Globe as ‘full of soul, sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique’.
Emer is a regular guest at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and performs nationwide as a soloist. In January 2017 she hosted her first solo concert in the John Field Room entitled 'Dial S for Soprano' and released her debut album Storyteller in the NCH in July 2017 to rave reviews.
Emer was the guest soprano soloist at the Dubai Derby Duty Free Festival in the Curragh in June 2016.
In 2014 she was chosen as the voice of Disney’s ad campaign singing a song written by renowned Irish composer Liam Lawton. She is also a featured soloist on Liam Lawtons album ‘Catholic Irish Classics’
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