Episode 1 Guest Mentor: Carrie Barr

Singer Carrie Barr

Our guest mentor for The Talent tonight is singer Carrie Barr.

Carrie is one of Australia’s most versatile performers in Opera and Music Theatre with a career spanning over the last 30 years. She has established herself as a vocal teacher and mentor to many young professional singers and University Graduates and Masters students at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Melbourne passing on her many years of professional experience and solid vocal technique.   

Carrie’s Opera Australia credits include performing in ‘Lohengrin’, ‘Turandot’, ‘King Roger, Cav/Pag, ‘Carmen’, ‘Gotterdammerung’, ‘La Boheme’, ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, ‘The Pearl Fishers’, ‘Elixir of Love’, ‘Don Pasquale’ (Tokyo), ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, ‘Aida’, ‘Otello’, ‘Madame Butterfly’, ‘Marriage of Figaro’, ‘Tosca’, ‘Don Carlo’, ‘Faust’, ‘Un Ballo’, ‘The Merry Widow’, ‘The Rake’s Progress’, ‘Lakme’, ‘Mozart’s Requiem’, ‘The Gondolier’s’, ‘HMAS Pinafore/Trial by Jury’, ‘Mikado’, ‘Pirates of Penzance’ (VO & OA) ‘Die Fledermaus’ and ‘Software’ & ‘The Sound Garden’ for Oz Opera School’s Co.

Victoria Opera credits include ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ (Celeste 2/Elaine) ‘Sweeney Todd’ (Young Lucy) and ‘Pirates of Penzance’ (Isabel),

S.A. Opera credits include ‘Orpheus and Euridice’, ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘The Magic Flute’ (Co Opera Adelaide).

Carrie has played many leading roles in Australian productions including ‘Les Miserables (Cosette)’, ‘Cats’ (Jellylorum), Mary Poppins (Annie/Bird Woman/Mrs Brill cover) ‘Hair’ (Sheila), ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ (Gloria), ‘The Dusty Springfield Story’ (Dusty’s Alter Ego), ‘Ain’t Necessarily Rowe’, ‘Hey Hey It’s Cinderella’, ‘Nine’, ‘Crusade The Concert’ (Catherine), ‘The King of Country’ (Vicki), ‘Metro Street’ (Sue Barnes), ‘Nostrodamas’ (Marie Nostrodamas), ‘Sideshow Alley’ (Cleo-Snake Charmer), ‘Jerry Springer the Opera’ (Baby Jane cover) and ‘Carousel'(Carrie), where she won a Green Room award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Musical’ for her role as Carrie. She recently performed for the 3rd time in ‘Sweeney Todd’ with Anthony Warlow and covered the role of The Beggar Woman.

Carrie was musical director and pianist for Shaun McCallef’s show “The Pleasure of Their Co. which also won ‘Best Comedy Show’ for the Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards.

Her TV credits include the character of Jenny McKenna in Neighbour’s from 2005 – 2006. Carrie was also a regular singer on ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton and sang on ‘The Ray Martin Midday Show’. Her voice was heard every Sunday for 2 years on the opening and closing credits of “The Sunday Arts Programme’.


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