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Julie Lyn Barber, Coloratura Soprano

Opera and Operetta

Roles Performed:

Leonard Bernstein

--- West Side Story (Maria)


Charles Gounod

--- Roméo et Juliette (Juliette)​


Gilbert and Sullivan

--- The Mikado (Yum Yum)

--- Patience (Patience)



---Werther (Sophie)


​W.A. Mozart

--- Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night)​


Henry Purcell 

--- The Fairy Queen (Titania) 


---Sweeney Todd (Johanna)



Scenes Performed From:


--- I Puritani (Elvira)

Leonard Bernstein

--- Candide (Cunegonde)


---Carmen (Micaela)


--- Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia) 

Carlisle Floyd

--- Susannah (Susannah) 



--- Hansel und Gretel (Gretel) 


--- Magic Flute (First Woman)


--- La Boheme (Mimi)

Henry Purcell

--- Dido and Aeneas (Dido)

Johann Strauss

--- Die Fledermaus (Adele) 

Ambroise Thomas

--- Hamlet (Ophelie)


--- Rigoletto (Gilda)


Individual Arias:

From The Ballad of Baby Doe by Floyd

--- Always through the changing

--- Dearest Mama

--- The Silver Aria

From I Puritani by Bellini​

--- Qui la voce...Vien diletto


From Giulio Cesare by Handel

--- V'adoro, pupille

--- Da Tempeste

--- Piangero


From Les Contes d'Hoffman by Offenbach

--- Les oiseaux dans la charmille


From Hamlet by Thomas

--- A vos jeux, mes amis


From Candide by Bernstein

--- Glitter and be gay


Concert Aria by Mozart

--- Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio!


From Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail by Mozart

--- Durch Zaertlichkeit


From Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart

--- In uomini


From Don Giovanni by Mozart

-- Batti, batti

-- Vedrai carino


From Don Pasquale by Donizetti

-- So anch'io la virtu magica


From Linda di Chamounix by Donizetti

-- O Luce di quest' anima


From Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti

-- O dolce suono (mad scene)


From Un Ballo in Maschera, by Verdi

-- Sapper vorreste

-- Volta la terrea



Orchestral Solo and Chamber

Orchestral / Chamber Solo Work:

J. S. Bach

 --- Magnifcat



--- Choral Fantasy



--- Rejoice in the Lamb



--- Jephte


Andrew Carter 

--- Musick's Jubilee



--- Gloria

--- Israel in Egypt

--- Messiah (selections)



--- Mass in G





Individual songs/arias

J.S. Bach

--- B Minor Mass (Laudamus Te)

--- Cantata BWV 84 (Ich esse mit Freuden)

--- Cantata BWV 21 (Seufzer, Traenen) 

--- Cantata BWV 51 (Jauchzett Gott)    

--- Cantata BWV 10 (Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist)

--- St. John Passion (Ich folge dire gleichfalls) 

n Herze)

--- St. Matthew Passion (Ich will dir mei

G. F. Handel

--- Acis and Galatea (As when the dove)

--- Joshua (O had I Jubal's lyre)

--- Samson (Let the bright seraphim)


---The Creation (With verdure clad)

W.A. Mozart 

---Davidde Penitente (Fra l'oscure)

--- Exsultate jubilate (Alleluja)



--- Sorge vermiglia in ciel RV. 667 (Sorge vermiglia...Nasce il sol)

Duets with Mezzo-Soprano:

J.S. Bach

--- Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV. 4 (Den Tod Niemand zwingen kunnt)


--- Vespers of 1615 (Pulchra es)

--- L'incoronazione di Poppea (Pur ti miro)

Henry Purcell

--- King Arthur (Two daughters of this aged stream) 

--- The Maid's Last Prayer (No, resistance is but vain)

Barbara Strozzi

 --- Begli occhi Op. 3, No. 9

Recital Repertoire


Ernest Chausson

- Cantique de l'epouse

- Le charme

- Les heures

Claude Debussey

- C'est l'extase


Henri Duparc

- La vie anterieure

- Extase

- Soupir


W.A. Mozart

- Dans un bois


Sebastien Le Camus

- Que la voix divine me touche

Francis Poulenc

La Courte Paille

Kurt Weill

- Youkali

- Je ne t'aime pas

- Complainte de la Seine



Franz Schubert

- Gretchen am Spinnrade

- Heidenroeslein

- Auf dem Wasser zu singen

- Du bis die Ruh

- Dass sie hier gewesen

- An die Nachtigall

- Die Forelle

- Du holde Kunst

Richard Strauss

- Mein vater hat gesagt


Hugo Wolf

- Das verlassene Maegdelein

- Ich hab' in Penna

- Ach des Knaben Augen

- Storchenbotschaft

- Nun wandre Maria

- Schlafendes Jesuskind

- In dem Schatten meiner Locken



Zoltan Kodaly

- A Csitari

- Dus

- Huszarnota

- Siralmas




Samual Barber

- Sure on this shining night


Benjamin Britten

- 'Tis the last rose of summer

- Avenging and bright

- The shooting of his dear

- Bonny at morn

- The Soldier and the Sailor

- Songs from the Chinese


Ernest Charles

- Message


Aaron Copland

- Old American Songs (voice and guitar)

- Night​

- Alone

- Going to heaven

- Why do they shut me out of heaven?

John Dowland

- Fine knacks for ladies

- In darkness let me dwell

- Sorrow, stay

- Time's eldest son

- Then sit thee down

- When others say venite

- Come again, sweet love doth now invite

- Say love, if ever thou didst find

- If my complaints

- Flow my tears

- Weep you no more, sad fountains



- What Can We Poor Females Do?

- Cupid, the Slyest Rogue

- The Fatal Hour

- We Sing to Him

- Thrice Happy Lovers

- Since from my dear

- Man is for the woman made

- Evening Hymn

- Music for a while

- Sweeter than roses​

- If music be the food of love

- I attempt from love's sickness to fly

- When I have often heard

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