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Barber Opera

An opera company based at the Barber Institute for Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK, and specialising in early opera. The company's first production was Handel's Xerxes in 1959, starring tenor Alexander Young.

A selection of M&V articles about Barber Opera

Ensemble. Achingly Beautiful - Agostino Steffani's 'Orlando Generoso', experienced by Roderic Dunnett


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