IMG Artists is delighted to welcome mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron to its roster for worldwide general management. Barron will be represented by Matthew Horner of IMG Artists New York as General Manager and Stefania Almansi of IMG Artists London for Europe.
Hailed as a “charismatic star” by the Boston Globe, British-Singaporean mezzo-soprano Barron is a 2018 HSBC Laureate of the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the recipient of the 2016 Grace B. Jackson Prize from the Tanglewood Music Festival, awarded to one outstanding young singer each year. She is mentored by Barbara Hannigan.
In the 2018-2019 season, Barron was artist-in-residence at the Ojai Festival under the leadership of Barbara Hannigan, performing Stravinsky, Walton, Cage and a program of folk songs with chamber orchestra, which she also curated. Barron debuted at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie as Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, a role she reprised in concert version at the Aldeburgh Festival to critical acclaim. Last season Barron also sang Olga in Yevgeny Onegin with Opéra de Toulon; Balkis in Offenbach’s Barkouf with Opéra National du Rhin; Maddalena in Rigoletto with Northern Ireland Opera; First Witch in Dido and Aeneas with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; and Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust at the St. Endellion Festival (UK). On the concert platform, Barron toured with Orchestre Régional de Normandie as alto soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and presented recitals with Julius Drake and Roger Vignoles in Spain and the UK.
Recent and forthcoming highlights include Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aix-en-Provence Festival; Suora Zelatrice in Suor Angelica with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Kirill Petrenko; the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with the NDR Radiophilharmonie; Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at Opéra National de Montpellier as well as with the Hallé Orchestra under the baton of Sir Mark Elder; Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Barbara Hannigan and Chausson’s Poèmes de l’Amour et de la Mer with the Orchestre Symphonique de Toulon.