CAMERON BARCLAY

Cameron is a graduate of both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, where he studied singing, French and Italian.

He was a 2010/2011 PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist for NBR New Zealand Opera and was also a member of the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus for three years.

Cameron has performed extensively throughout New Zealand and abroad on both the opera and concert stage. Some of his recent highlights include performing in Ken Hill’s Original Phantom of the Opera in Tokyo, Japan; performing the role of Frederic in the New Zealand Tour of The Pirates of Penzance, singing the National Anthem of Argentina for their match against the All Blacks in Wellington, New Zealand and recording Margaret Wegener’s Ode to a Nightingale with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the first recording of this work. Later in 2016 he will be in New Zealand Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd and will appear in concert with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

His operatic roles include Alfred, Die Fledermaus; Peter Quint/Prologue, The Turn of the Screw; the title role in Candide; the title role in Albert Herring and Beppe, I Pagliacci. Cameron’s concert and oratorio repertoire includes Messiah, Handel; Missa Solemnis, Beethoven; Ninth Symphony, Beethoven; Creation, Haydn; Magnificat, Bach and Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings, Britten.

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Cameron also lived and went to school in Avellino, Italy, which he considers to be his second home. He is very proud to be the first New Zealander in this Australian-based group.