Cheryl Barker AO – Vocal Adjudicator

Cheryl Barker AO is an Australian operatic soprano with a distinguished international reputation.

She is particularly noted internationally for her performances of Madama Butterfly, singing this role for English National Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Netherlands Opera and Houston Grand Opera.

Cheryl appears regularly with Opera Australia and on the concert platform, has appeared at many prestigious international venues including London’s Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, and the Halle Orchestra.  She has sung in the Edinburgh, Spoleto and Melbourne Festivals as well as touring nationally for Musica Viva in 2005 and 2008. She also performs in concert with the Sydney, Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Cheryl holds an honorary Doctorate in Music conferred by the Victorian College of the Arts where she studied with Dame Joan Hammond.

Reference:  https://opera.org.au/artists/cheryl-barker</
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A video chat between Cheryl and Katy Frewen-Lord can be viewed at: http://acvc.com.au/2016-competition/