Michael Barrett made his Pacific Opera Victoria debut in 2014 in the roles of Don Curzio and Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro. He returns in 2019 as Baron Zsupan in Countess MaritzaBorn in Newfoundland, Michael has been featured across Canada. Heard in Messiah in his home province, he has appeared in Edmonton Opera's Die Zauberflöte and in Sweeney Todd and Dead Man Walking for Vancouver Opera.
Other credits include Gabriel Dumont in Louis Riel with Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Symphony Nova Scotia, The Turn of the Screw for Against the Grain Theatre, and The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny for Voicebox: Opera in Concert.
Michael is an alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble. Roles with the COC have included Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, High Priest in Idomeneo, El Remendado in Carmen, and Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also appeared with the Aldeburgh Connection, Toronto Operetta Theatre, and the Newfoundland Symphony.