Have Voice. Will Sing.
Native New Yorker, world-educated polyglot and professional vocalist based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Barbara is a sought-after interpreter of contemporary and experimental music, of art song, and of chamber music. She is a keen interdisciplinary artistic collaborator and has extensive experience as an operatic and concert singer. Barbara is also a passionate music educator who believes in the role of music to enliven and strengthen communities.
"Outstanding soprano" - NZ Opera News
"A cornucopian performance" - Middle-C
"Exemplary" - DMS Review Blog
"Barbara Paterson displays complete control and passionate commitment throughout all the moods of this very rich piece of writing, from spine-chilling wailing to powerful dramatic expression to gorgeous colouring in the denouement" (as Elle in The Human Voice)